New colorimetric method with bromocresol purple for estimating the redox state of human serum albumin

Sonoko Yoshihiro, Takuya Ishigaki, Hayato Okurano, Fumi Yoshitomi, Taeko Hotta, Dongchon Kang, Eisaku Hokazono, Yuzo Kayamori

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Abstract

Oxidative damage results in protein modification and is observed in many diseases, such as heart failure and renal insufficiency. Human serum albumin is an index of oxidative change and is conventionally measured using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Although this method is more sensitive than the colorimetric method, it is time-consuming for clinical practice and the sera must be stored at –80°C before analysis. To overcome these limitations, in the present study we developed a new reagent for a more rapid and convenient quantification of oxidative stress, involving determination of the ratio of human nonmercaptalbumin to total albumin using a colorimetric method with bromocresol purple. The clinical utility of the developed reagent was confirmed by demonstrating the consistently higher oxidative stress levels in dialysis patients than in healthy control subjects, matching the results of the conventional HPLC method. This novel approach could be a valuable tool for immediate estimation of the state of oxidative stress during the course of disease and treatment, and could aid clinical treatment decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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