Changes in the urine proteome after massage in healthy people
This study aimed to explore the effect of massage on the urine proteome of healthy people. In this study, participants underwent 1-hour whole body massage. Urine samples were collected at 0, 2, and 24h after the massage and urine proteins were analyzed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Compared with the control (before massage), 41 differential proteins were identified in the group 2h after the massage, the random mean number of differentially produced proteins was 11 with 73% confidence, and the biological process of protein enrichment was catecholamine biosynthesis, which was related to the promotion of metabolism and the regulation of neural activities. While 29 differential proteins were identified in the group 24h after the massage, the random average number of differential proteins produced was 10, with the confidence of the difference decreased to 65%, and the effective biological process could not be enriched at this time. The results suggested that the difference in urine protein was greater at 2h after the massage and gradually decreased at 24h after the massage. The proteome of urine may reflect changes in the body following minor massage stimuli, providing a potential way to evaluate the effects of massage therapy.