Biomarkers of Organ Injury

ISSN: 2210-3104 (Online)
ISSN: 2210-3090 (Print)


Volume 4, 3 Issues, 2014


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Biomarkers of Organ Injury

Author(s): Cameron B. Jeter, Michael J. Hylin, Georgene W. Hergenroeder, Julia L. Hill, Daniel R. Johnson, Jose A. Barrera, Travis C. Shields, John B. Redell, Jing Zhao, Anthony N. Moore and Pramod K. Dash


Abstract

A molecular biomarker is an entity whose release, abundance and/or modification state is altered as a result of injury or disease, and can be used to aid diagnosis. The concentrations of injury biomarkers are typically highest within the injured organ, but may be measurable in body fluids. Injuries such as trauma often result in damage to multiple organs, requiring biomarkers than can specifically identify the organs that are injured. The long-term objective of injury-associated biomarker research is to identify and validate a panel of biomarkers to diagnose (or exclude) injury to various organs and/or predict ensuing symptoms/outcome. Unfortunately, such a panel is not currently available. This review will critically assess the current status and related patents of individual biomarkers being investigated for the diagnosis of injury to specific organs, and discuss the feasibility of generating a panel of biomarkers that can be used to diagnose injury to multiple organs.

Keywords: Genomics, miRNA, post-concussive symptoms, proteomics

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Article Details

Volume: 4
First Page: 1
Last Page: 12
Page Count: 12
DOI: 10.2174/2210309004666140616232339
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