Significant changes in the expression of 65 proteins were identified in the serum of individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Why this matters ?
OSA is a common sleep disorder characterized by a complete or partial upper airway obstruction leading to repeated awakening and oxygen desaturation. An overnight polysomnography (PSG) in a sleep laboratory is the gold standard for diagnosing OSA which is expensive and limited in availability.
The results of this study provide new insights into understanding of the pathophysiology and complications of OSA.