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Diagnostic implications of urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine in forensic autopsy cases.
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PMID:  23273867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND/AIM: Liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) is a clinical biomarker of the progress of kidney disease. 8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is known as a biomarker of peroxidative DNA damage. We investigated both urinary L-FABP and 8-OHdG in forensic autopsy cases as biomarkers to elucidate the metabolic changes in survival periods after insults. METHODS: In 196 urinary samples from forensic autopsy cases, we measured L-FABP and 8-OHdG by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and creatinine by enzymatic assay. Urinary L-FABP/Cr and 8-OHdG/Cr were obtained. RESULTS: No significant correlation was observed between urinary L-FABP/Cr or 8-OHdG/Cr, and gender, age, or postmortem interval. Regarding urinary L-FABP/Cr or 8-OHdG/Cr, there were no significant differences among the causes of death. In the survival/agony period, urinary L-FABP/Cr under the cut-off value 31.3 might show that the survival/agony period was within 1h. Under the cut-off value of urinary 8-OHdG/Cr, 17.8, might indicate that it is within 24h. CONCLUSION: Urinary L-FABP/Cr may rise within a relatively short survival/agony period, and urinary 8-OHdG/Cr may increase when the damage continues longer. Measuring the urinary L-FABP/Cr and 8-OHdG/Cr might be useful in elucidating the survival/agony period.
Masayuki Kashiwagi; Tomoko Sugimura; Aya Matsusue; Kenji Hara; Brian Waters; Shin-Ichi Kubo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889186     Medline TA:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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