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A colorimetric method for the estimation of serum glycated proteins based on differential reduction of free and bound glucose by sodium borohydride

Kumar, Anuradha and Rao, Pragna and Pattabiraman, TN (1988) A colorimetric method for the estimation of serum glycated proteins based on differential reduction of free and bound glucose by sodium borohydride. Biochemical Medicine and Metabolic Biology , 39. pp. 296-304.

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Abstract

A new colorimetric method based on the phenol-sulfuric acid reaction is described for the estimation of serum glycated proteins by the differential reduction of free glucose and hexose bound nonenzymatically with 2.0 and 20 mg of NaBH4 in 0.02 ml of serum, respectively, at room temperature for 15 min. The values (microgram hexose/mg protein) in control subjects (n = 60) and diabetics (n = 90) were estimated to be 5.60 +/- 0.85 and 10.8 +/- 1.6, respectively. The increase was highly significant (P less than 0.001) in diabetics. The serum glycated protein levels correlate well with fasting blood sugar values (r = 0.77, P less than 0.001, n = 25). There was also a highly significant correlation between glycated protein level and glycated albumin value in individual serum samples (r = 0.85, P less than 0.001, n = 25). Values of borohydride reducible glyco-groups bound to serum proteins also correlated well with serum glycated protein levels (r = 0.96, p less than 0.001, n = 20) determined by the thiobarbituric acid assay method. The method is found to be simple and rapid, with a coefficient of variations of +/- 3.8%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 05:11
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 05:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2539

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