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PMID:  24295176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To overcome and eliminate tuberculosis (TB), definitive, reliable, and rapid diagnosis is mandatory. Presently, the diagnostic potential of acute and latent stage TB specific antigens i.e., Rv3803c and Rv2626c was determined. Immunogenic recombinant genes of Rv3803c and Rv2626c antigens were cloned in bacterial expression vector pET23b and expressed product was purified. The homogeneity and structural integrity was confirmed by Western blot analysis. Diagnostic potential of Rv3803c and Rv2626c antigens was analyzed using the sera of 140 active TB patients (AFB smear positive) by indirect ELISA. Ten patients of leprosy and 94 healthy individuals were taken as disease and normal control respectively. The data was analyzed using R statistical package. The sensitivity and specificity of Rv3803c in active TB patients was of 69.3% and 76.4% respectively with an area under ROC curve of 0.77, whereas sensitivity and specificity of Rv2626c 77.1% and 85.1%, respectively. The area under ROC curve of Rv2626c was 0.89 which was significantly higher than Rv3803c (p < 0.0001). Recombinant antigens Rv3803c and Rv2626c have potential to be used as diagnostic markers for TB and need to evaluate with other antigens for differential diagnosis of TB.
Sajjad Ashraf; Muhammad Arif Nadeem Saqib; Mirza Zahid Sharif; Aamer Ali Khatak; Sadiq Noor Khan; Salman Akbar Malik; Sabira Tahseen; Azra Khanum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of immunoassay & immunochemistry     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1532-4230     ISO Abbreviation:  J Immunoassay Immunochem     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963688     Medline TA:  J Immunoassay Immunochem     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Pakistan Medical Research Council , Faisalabad , Pakistan.
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