NEW YORK (360Dx) – University of Houston researchers are exploring the potential of salivary protein markers to diagnose and monitor systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Chandra Mohan, professor of biomedical engineering at the university, has received a $386,599 grant from the National Institutes of Health that he is using to evaluate the usefulness of measuring in saliva anti-double-stranded-DNA (anti-dsDNA) antibodies, a known lupus marker.

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