Longitudinal Measurement of Protein Biomarkers in Healthy Individuals and Elite Athletes
SISCAPA Assay Technologies
Precise, longitudinal measurement of protein biomarkers in dried-blood-spots (DBS) is an attractive option for providing preventative, personalized medicine at reasonable cost. Here we present the results of longitudinal measurement of 22 proteins in DBS samples collected from ‘healthy’ individuals and elite athletes. Unique ‘protein-fingerprints’ were defined for each individual to monitor various body functions. Of particular interest were a panel of proteins used to measure the extent of muscle damage in athletes as a result of training/competition. We are currently assessing the effectiveness of such personalized protein measurements in preventing severe muscle damage as a result of ‘over-training’.
Presented at MSACL 2016 US