2021 Volume 32 Issue 1 Pages 11-15
In the past decade, mass spectrometry has become an important technology for protein identification. Recent developments in mass spectrometry allow a large number of identifications in samples; therefore, mass-spectrometry-based techniques have been applied to the discovery of biomarkers. Here, we conducted a proteomic study to compare the proteomes in sera between healthy Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbreds with respiratory disease associated with transport (RDT). We found that four proteins, apolipoprotein F, lipopolysaccharide binding protein, lysozyme and protein S100-A8, were upregulated, while keratin 1 was downregulated in the RDT group. It is assumed that inflammation and immune response are involved in the changes of these proteins. The findings suggested that these proteins are potentially useful for elucidating the mechanism of development of RDT.