Proteomic analysis of tear fluid reveals disease-specific patterns in patients with Parkinson's disease - A pilot study.

Affiliation

Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is still challenging and biomarkers could contribute to an improved diagnostic accuracy. Tear fluid (TF) is an easily accessible body fluid reflecting pathophysiological changes in systemic and ocular diseases and is already used as a biomarker source for several ophthalmological disorders. Here, we analyzed the TF of patients with PD and controls (CTR) to describe disease-related changes in TF and identify putative biomarkers for the diagnosis of PD.

Keywords

Biomarker,Dry eye syndrome,Parkinson's disease,Proteomics,Tear fluid,

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