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Analysis of albumin fatty acid binding capacity in patients with benign and malignant colorectal diseases using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy.
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PMID:  19644694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: In colorectal cancer (CRC), no biological marker is known that could serve both as a marker for detection and prognosis. Electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy of spin-labeled fatty acid (FA) molecules binding to human serum albumin is a suitable method for the detection of conformational changes and alterations of transport function of albumin through changes in its FA binding capabilities. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether the FA binding to albumin is detectably and significantly altered in CRC patients when compared with patients having benign colorectal diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred four patients operatively or endoscopically treated for CRC, sigmoid diverticulitis, or a colorectal adenoma were examined before procedure. Albumin was analyzed by ESR with spin-labeled FA. A determination ratio (DR) was calculated from the measured ESR spectra as ratios of the fraction of FA that is tightly bound vs. the fractions that are loosely interacting with albumin or are unbound. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS: Patients with CRC showed significantly lower DR values (DR, -0.09 +/- 0.98 vs. 0.61 +/- 1.43) than patients with benign colorectal diseases, consistent with a change of conformation and transport function of albumin in CRC. Within the CRC group, with advanced tumor stage, the difference in DR values increased. ESR of FA binding to albumin thus seems to be suitable for detection of patients with CRC. Furthermore, a correlation with advanced tumor stage can be established. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that a further evaluation of the role of ESR in patients with all stages of CRC should take place. It should also be examined whether ESR might play a role in detecting CRC in a larger panel of patients.
Marcos Gelos; Dariush Hinderberger; Ellen Welsing; Julia Belting; Kerstin Schnurr; Benno Mann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of colorectal disease     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1432-1262     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Colorectal Dis     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-27     Completed Date:  2010-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607899     Medline TA:  Int J Colorectal Dis     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Augusta-Kranken-Anstalt, Bochum, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Colorectal Neoplasms / metabolism*,  pathology,  surgery
Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy / methods*
Fatty Acids / metabolism*
Neoplasm Staging
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Protein Binding
Serum Albumin / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Serum Albumin

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