I never knew there was so much in it

I always thought that urine was fairly simple stuff – sterile, containing a few salts and metabolic end products. Not so. This recent paper on the human urinary proteome concludes that it’s surprisingly complex. The authors detected 1543 proteins in urine samples, many derived from the plasma membrane. Something to think about during your next trip to the bathroom.

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