With rapidly growing interest in the urine proteome, methods for reducing sample complexity are becoming increasingly important. Depletion strategies for removal of high-abundance proteins from human urine have not been reported. A commercial kit designed for depletion of abundant proteins from plasma was evaluated for removing top proteins from urine of patients with proteinuria. The number of low-abundance proteins identified in urine after depletion increased nearly 2.5-fold.
Keywords: affinity chromatography; protein depletion; proteinuria; proteomics; urine.