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Three two-site apoA-I immunoassays using phage expressed detector antibodies - Preliminary clinical evaluation with cardiac patients

List of Authors: Negi Priyanka, Heikkilä Taina, Tallgren Terhi, Malmi Päivi, Lund Juha, Sinisalo Juha, Metso Jari, Jauhiainen Matti, Pettersson Kim, Lamminmäki Urpo, Lövgren Janita

Publisher: ELSEVIER

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis


Journal acronym: J PHARMACEUT BIOMED

Volume number: 194

Number of pages: 14

ISSN: 0731-7085

eISSN: 1873-264X


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High density lipoproteins (HDL) are a heterogenous group of subpopulations differing in protein/lipid composition and in their anti-atherogenic function. There is a lack of specific and robust assays which can target the functionality of HDL with respect to atherosclerosis. With recently generated CAD HDL targeted, single chain recombinant antibodies (scFvs) we set out to design and optimize apo A-I tests to compare it with conventional HDL-C and apo A-I analyses for diagnosis and risk assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) and its outcome. Three highly sensitive two-site apo A-I assays: 022-454, 109-121 and 110-525 were optimized. A preliminary clinical evaluation of these assays, after proper sample dilution procedure, was performed using samples derived from 195 chest pain patients (myocardial infarction (MI), n = 86 and non-MI, n = 109), collected at the time of admission and at discharge from hospital (hospital stay <= 24 h). The clinical performance of the assays was compared with apo A-I measured with polyclonal anti-apo A-I antibody using conventional ELISA. Apo A-I data was in addition compared with HDL-C concentration of the samples. The concentration of apo A-I was significantly lower in MI patients than in non-MI individuals with assay 022-454 (admission and discharge samples, P < 0.0001 and = 0.004); assay 109-121 (admission and discharge samples, P = 0.04 and 0.0009), and, ELISA based apo A-I test (admission and discharge samples, P = 0.008 and < 0.0001). HDL-C (admission and discharge samples, P = 0.002 and P = 0.01) was also significantly lower in MI patients. In Kaplan- Meier analysis, two-site assay 109-121 assay predicted mortality from admission samples at 1.5 yrs (whole cohort, P = 0.01 and in MI patients, P = 0.05) and at 6 months (whole cohort, P = 0.04). Assay 110-525 predicted mortality at 1.5 yrs from admission samples of non-MI patients (P = 0.01) and at 6 months from whole discharge sample cohort (P = 0.04). Polyclonal anti-apo A-I based conventional assay predicted mortality at 1.5 yrs from admission samples of whole cohort (P = 0.03). Two-site apo A-I assay 022-454 and HDL-C provided no capability of predicting mortality in the whole cohort or any sub-group. In conclusion, two of the tested recombinant apo A-I antibody combinations (sc 109-121 and sc 110-525) display promising outcome to improve diagnosis and prediction of future cardiac events in cardiac patients over polyclonal apo A-I ELISA and HDL-C assays. The noted differences, while interesting, are preliminary and need however to be verified in extensive cohorts of pathological cardiac conditions and healthy controls. (C) 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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