Journal article

Interpretation of urinary 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2 '-deoxyguanosine is adversely affected by methodological inaccuracies when using a commercial ELISA

Luke W Garratt, Vilas Mistry, Rajinder Singh, Jatinderpal Kaur Sandhu, Barbara Sheil, Marcus S Cooke, Peter D Sly

FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

The DNA lesion 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), a urinary marker of oxidative stress, is produced from reactions of reactive oxygen species with host DNA 2'-deoxyribonucleotides. The current gold-standard assessment is by complex chromatographic methods using HPLC or LC-MS/MS. Several studies have reported that commercial 8-oxodG ELISA kits correlate sufficiently with chromatographic techniques to be an easier alternative for laboratories without access to gold-standard techniques. However, the assumption that significant correlation translates into a similar ability to differentiate disease categories or treatment groups is yet to be tested. Using LC-MS/MS and two variants of ..

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