The Role of Serum Calprotectin as a New Marker in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms – A Preliminary Report

Author(s): Willy Hauzer, Stanisław Ferenc, Joanna Rosińczuk*, Jan Gnus

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 22 , Issue 4 , 2021

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Background: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) remains a surgical challenge. There are many recognizable markers associated with the formation of AAA. Previous experiments carried out on animal models have shown a correlation between serum calprotectin and the occurrence of AAA.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the level of calprotectin as a potential diagnostic biomarker in patients with diagnosed AAA.

Methods: The study group consisted of 75 patients aged 35-75 years assigned to two groups: a control group (n=43) of healthy subjects without AAA and a study group (n=32) of patients with a diagnosed AAA. The first calprotectin test was performed upon patient admission to the hospital, and the second control test was performed after three months. The concentration of calprotectin in plasma was determined using the Immunoenzymatic Method (ELISA) with the commercially available Assaypro Kit (AssayMax™ Human Calprotectin ELISA Kit), as well as the sandwich method with polyclonal antibodies to human calprotectin and peroxidase enzyme.

Results & Discussion: Serum calprotectin levels in AAA patients were three times higher than in healthy subjects (p<0.05). A statistically significant twofold decrease in calprotectin concentration was observed after AAA surgery compared to the control group (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Calprotectin levels can be an important marker in the detection of AAA. In conclusion, AAA patients showed a threefold increase in serum calprotectin level and a twofold decrease in this marker after AAA surgery.

Keywords: Abdominal aortic aneurysm, calprotectin, diagnostic marker, atherosclerosis, immunoenzymatic method, surgery.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 16 November, 2020
Page: [508 - 513]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1389201021666201117095215
Price: $65

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