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Brain Injury Biomarkers

Establishing biomarkers for traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a key step in developing diagnostic assays that assess acute brain injury. This project mines existing proteomics, gene expression, and protein-protein interaction data sets to identify brain pathways affected by TBI and extract novel brain injury- specific protein biomarkers. We experimentally verify the identified candidates in injury-specific animal models, such as the murine model of penetrating ballistic-like brain injury.


Yu, C., A. Boutte, X. Yu, B. Dutta, J. D. Feala, K. Schmid, J. Dave, G. J. Tawa, A. Wallqvist, and J. Reifman. A systems biology strategy to identify molecular mechanisms of action and protein indicators of traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2015 February; 93(2):199-214. [PDF, PubMed]

Feala, J. D., M. D. AbdulHameed, C. Yu, B. Dutta, X. Yu, K. Schmid, J. Dave, F. Tortella, and J. Reifman. Systems biology approaches for discovering biomarkers for traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2013 July 1; 30(13):1101-1116. [PDF, PubMed]