Changes in serum protein profiles in db+/db+ mice by administration of green tea. Serum samples from fasting diabetic (db+/db+) mice 2 h after administration of green tea suspension were loaded onto ProteinChip Arrays. The chips were analyzed using SELDI-TOF-MS. (A) List of peaks of proteins and/or peptides with indicated m/z values, the peak intensities of which were significantly changed by the green tea administration. Relative peak intensities were averaged (n = 4). The fold changes are presented as ratios of the peak intensities at indicated m/z values 2 h after to before green tea administration. Peaks at m/z 7495, 7595, 7808, 7920, 14983, 15612 and 15614 were obtained using CM10 ProteinChip (pH4), whereas those at m/z 7503, 7611, 7823, 7926, 11651, 11664, 11863, 15004 and 15638 were obtained using CM10 ProteinChip (pH7). Peaks at m/z 4212, 4226, 7499, 11637, 11846, 13711, 13831, 14974, 15180, 31204 and 65906 were obtained using IMAC30 ProteinChip. (B) Typical data of relative peak intensities (upper, representative of 4 independent observations) and the peak intensity average at m/z 11863 (lower, n = 4) after green tea administration and saline control. The analyzed peak is indicated by arrows in the data of mass spectral signals. **P < 0.01; significantly different from the peak obtained before the administration, by unpaired t-test.