Raman spectroscopy as a diagnostic tool for monitoring acute nephritis

Jingting Li, Yong Du, Ji Qi, Ravikumar Sneha, Anthony Chang, Chandra Mohan, Wei Chuan Shih

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Both acute nephritis and chronic nephritis account for substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide, partly due to the lack of reliable tools for detecting disease early and monitoring its progression non-invasively. In this work, Raman spectroscopy coupled with multivariate analysis are employed for the first time to study the accelerated progression of nephritis in anti-GBM mouse model. Preliminary results show up to 98% discriminant accuracy for the severe and midly diseased and the healthy among two strains of mice with different susceptibility to acute glomerulonephritis. This technique has the potential for non-invasive or minimally-invasive early diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of renal disease progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-269
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biophotonics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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