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Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies and paraoxonase-1 polymorphism in rheumatoid arthritis

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Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common chronic inflammatory joint disease, with a worldwide prevalence of 0.5% to 1%. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (anti-CCP-2 Ab) is a marker of choice for diagnosing early and late RA. Anti-oxidant enzymes activity decreases in RA patients. Till now, the relationship between the rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-CCP-2 Ab, anti-oxidant activity and polymorphism of paraoxenase-1 (PON-1) 192 Q/R in patients with RA has not been investigated. In this study, we aimed to determine the serum level of RF and anti-CCP-2 Ab, PON-1 activity and 192 Q/R polymorphism and arylesterase (ARE) activity in patients with RA. Also, we studied RA markers in different genotypes of PON-1 of RA patients. Methods: A total of 120 RA patients and 90 healthy persons were subjected to full clinical examinations and routine laboratory tests. PON-1 and ARE activities were determined using an enzymatic spectrophotometric method. PON-1 192 gene polymorphism was determined using polymerase chain reaction based restriction fragment analysis. RF was measured by immunoturbidimetry method and anti-CCP-2 Ab was assayed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS for windows 20.0. Results: The sensitivity and specificity of anti-CCP-2 Ab for the diagnosis of RA were 76.2% and 100% respectively. PON-1 and ARE activities were statistically lower (P <0.001) in the RA group compared to the control group. A negative correlation between RF and anti-CCP-2 Ab levels and PON-1 and ARE activities was found. No significant difference in the genotype distribution between RA patients and healthy persons was detected. RF and anti-CCP-2 Ab levels were higher in RA patients carried RR genotype than in those carried QQ genotype. Conclusion: High RF and anti-CCP-2 antibody serum levels were found to be associated with decreased PON-1 and ARE activities with no correlation between PON-1 polymorphism and serum levels of RF and anti-CCP-2 Ab in patients with RA. These results may indicate an implication between antioxidant enzymes activity and serum levels of RF and anti-CCP-2 Ab.




El-Banna, H., & Jiman-Fatani, A. (2014). Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies and paraoxonase-1 polymorphism in rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15(1).

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