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Table 1 List of candidate biomarker proteins found at higher abundance in prostatitis compared to control, according to spectral counting.

From: Characterization of the seminal plasma proteome in men with prostatitis by mass spectrometry

Gene Name Average Spectral Count Fold Change* Prostatic Origin**
  Control Prostatitis   
ALB 1441 3079 2.1  
SERPINA1 149 382 2.6 Yes
CST4 83 468 5.7  
CST3 65 202 3.1 Yes
PAEP cDNA FLJ52183 52 144 2.8  
C4A 38 131 3.5 Yes
A2M 44 103 2.3 Yes
SERPINA5 37 122 3.3  
C3 34 104 3 Yes
LPL 30 66 2.2  
IGHG2 17 46 2.6  
A1BG 25 50 2  
MSLN 16 33 2  
SERPING1 17 48 2.9  
SCPEP1 17 44 2.6 Yes
GLA 21 43 2 Yes
OLFM4 15 41 2.7 Yes
SMPD1 9 20 2.2 Yes
CTSF 9 24 2.5 Yes
SERPINF1 10 33 3.4 Yes
MINPP1 9 19 2.1 Yes
CFI 9 18 2.1  
CTSC 5 10 2.2  
CST6 7 15 2.2 Yes
TXNDC16 8 18 2.3 Yes
LCN1 2 15 6.3  
COL6A2 3 15 5.5 Yes
A4GALT 4 15 4 Yes
PATE4 4 13 3 Yes
TIMP3 5 11 2.1  
CST2 2 16 9.6  
FGB 4 11 2.6  
COMP 4 12 2.9  
  1. * Fold change = average prostatitis/average control
  2. ** Protein/gene name annotated as expressed in the prostate in at least 2 out of 3 databases (BioGPS; Unigene, Protein Atlas)