Several proteins in horse faeces viewed as potential biomarkers for melanoma
Source: House Talk, February 2022
High levels of four specific proteins found in grey horses with melanomas could make them potential biomarkers for the cancer, researchers report.
Equine melanomas, more formally known as equine melanocytic neoplasms, are common in older grey horses. In contrast to humans, they do not seem to be induced by ultraviolet radiation exposure.
The first stage is localised in typical skin sites and they are generally classified as benign, with slow growth.READ THE ORIGINAL FULL ARTICLE