Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) for monitoring oxidative stress in critically ill patients: A simple, fast and inexpensive automated technique

László Selmeci, Leila Seres, Magda Antal, Júlia Lukács, Andrea Regöly-Mérei, György Acsády

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Oxidative stress is known to be involved in many human pathological processes. Although there are numerous methods available for the assessment of oxidative stress, most of them are still not easily applicable in a routine clinical laboratory due to the complex methodology and/or lack of automation. In research into human oxidative stress, the simplification and automation of techniques represent a key issue from a laboratory point of view at present. In 1996 a novel oxidative stress biomarker, referred to as advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), was detected in the plasma of chronic uremic patients. Here we describe in detail an automated version of the originally published microplate-based technique that we adapted for a Cobas Mira Plus clinical chemistry analyzer. AOPP reference values were measured in plasma samples from 266 apparently healthy volunteers (university students; 81 male and 185 female subjects) with a mean age of 21.3 years (range 18-33). Over a period of 18 months we determined AOPP concentrations in more than 300 patients in our department. Our experiences appear to demonstrate that this technique is especially suitable for monitoring oxidative stress in critically ill patients (sepsis, reperfusion injury, heart failure) even at daily intervals, since AOPP exhibited rapid responses in both directions. We believe that the well-established relationship between AOPP response and induced damage makes this simple, fast and inexpensive automated technique applicable in daily routine laboratory practice for assessing and monitoring oxidative stress in critically ill or other patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 25 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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