Farm animal serum proteomics and impact on human health.

International journal of molecular sciences

PubMedID: 25257521

Di Girolamo F, D'Amato A, Lante I, Signore F, Muraca M, Putignani L. Farm animal serum proteomics and impact on human health. Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15(9):15396-411.
Due to the incompleteness of animal genome sequencing, the analysis and characterization of serum proteomes of most farm animals are still in their infancy, compared to the already well-documented human serum proteome. This review focuses on the implications of the farm animal serum proteomics in order to identify novel biomarkers for animal welfare, early diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of infectious disease treatment, and develop new vaccines, aiming at determining the reciprocal benefits for humans and animals.