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Published: 2015-03-27

Paraoxonase-1 Enzyme Activity Assay for Clinical Samples: Validation and Correlation Studies

Mahdi Garelnabi, Abdelmoneim Younis

(Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA)

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:902-908

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.892668


Background: Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) enzyme is reported in various types of tissues and linked to numerous pathophysiological disorders. It is a potential biomarker in many pathological conditions such as cardiovascular diseases.
Material and Methods: We conducted several small-scale studies to evaluate PON1 performance as affected by sample types, storage, and interferences. We also carried out short-term studies to compare the performance of the widely used PON1 assay to the similar commercially available PON1 kit assay method; sample size for the method comparison was N=40, and the number varied for other validation experiments.
Results: Our studies using various types of anticoagulants show that samples collected in tubes with NaF, citrate, EDTA, clot activator, and sodium heparin have increased PON1 levels that are 49%, 24.5%, 19.8%, 11.4%, and 8%, respectively, higher compared to serum samples collected in plain tubes. However, samples collected in lithium heparin tubes demonstrated 10.4% lower PON1 levels compared to serum collected in plain tubes. Biological interference such as hemolysis has little effect on PON1 levels; however, samples spiked with lipids have shown 13% lower PON 1 levels. Our studies comparing the PON1 method commonly available for PON1 assay and a similar non-ELISA commercially available PON1 kit method showed a weak Spearman correlation coefficient of R2=0.40 for the range of 104.9–245.6 U/L.
Conclusions: The current study provides new validation data on enzyme PON1 performance. While no appreciable change was seen with storage, samples type affects the enzyme performance. Our results should en... read more

Keywords: Biochemical Processes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Enzyme Activation




Published: 2015-03-26

Repetitive Infusion of Levosimendan in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: A Meta-Analysis


Gui-yan Yi, Jun-xia Li, Jian Zhang, Li-li Niu, Cai-yun Zhang

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:895-901

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.893736

Published: 2015-03-25

Interleukin-10-1082A/G Polymorphism and Diabetic Nephropathy: A Meta-Analysis


Xia Peng, Jiayun Xu, Pengpeng Wang, Jinjin Zhou, Hong Guo

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:890-894

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.892972