High-accuracy proteome maps of human body fluids

Genome Biol. 2006;7(11):242. doi: 10.1186/gb-2006-7-11-242.


The proteomes most likely to contain clinically useful disease biomarkers are those of human body fluids. Three recent large-scale proteomic analyses of tears, urine and seminal plasma using the latest mass spectrometric technology will provide useful datasets for biomarker discovery.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers / analysis
  • Biomarkers / chemistry
  • Body Fluids / chemistry*
  • Humans
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Proteome / analysis*
  • Proteomics


  • Biomarkers
  • Proteome