Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Research

Raman and Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Check out this recent publication investigating lipid changes in discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) patient samples using both Raman and Mass Spectrometry Imaging. A great collaboration between clinicians and UoA staff in Physics, Physiology, the Liggins Institute and the Mass Spectrometry Hub.

Holtkamp HU, Aguergaray C, Prangnell K, Pook C, Amirapu S, Grey A, Simpson C, Nieuwoudt M, Jarrett P. Raman spectroscopy and mass spectrometry identifies a unique group of epidermal lipids in active discoid lupus erythematosus. Sci Rep. 2023 Sep 30;13(1):16452. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-43331-3. PMID: 37777584; PMCID: PMC10542761.