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A technique for shotgun proteomic analysis of the precorneal tear film in dogs with naturally occurring primary glaucoma

Kathleen L Graham, Eve Diefenbach, Christina I McCowan, Andrew JR White



OBJECTIVE: To introduce a protocol for the characterization of protein patterns in tears of dogs with primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). ANIMALS: Nineteen dogs (25 eyes). METHODS: Tear samples were collected using a Schirmer tear strip, from dogs with PACG (PACG-affected eyes, n = 8; unaffected eyes predisposed to PACG, n = 7), POAG (n = 4), and healthy controls (n = 6). Protein precipitation and trypsin digestion were performed for analyses via liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Proteins were identified using the SwissProt protein sequence database. Relative protein expression in 17 eyes (15 dogs) was evaluated using Proteome Discovere..

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