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Exploring plasma biomarker candidates for mental health risk assessment in adolescents

We searched for changes in the levels of plasma proteins that could potentially help to identify adolescents at risk of developing mental health issues. Our candidate biomarkers were associated with key enriched biological pathways, including immune responses, blood coagulation, neurogenesis and neuronal degeneration.

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Fig. 1: Enriched biological processes in the STRINGdb clustering analysis.


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This is a summary of: de Sousa Maciel, I. et al. Plasma proteomics discovery of mental health risk biomarkers in adolescents. Nat. Ment. Health (2023).

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Exploring plasma biomarker candidates for mental health risk assessment in adolescents. Nat. Mental Health 1, 532–533 (2023).

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