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C-terminal agrin fragment - a new fast biomarker for kidney function in renal transplant recipients


Steubl, Dominik; Hettwer, Stefan; Vrijbloed, Wim; Dahinden, Pius; Wolf, Petra; Luppa, Peter; Wagner, Carsten A; Renders, Lutz; Heemann, Uwe; Roos, Marcel (2013). C-terminal agrin fragment - a new fast biomarker for kidney function in renal transplant recipients. American Journal of Nephrology, 38(6):501-508.

Abstract

Background: The C-terminal agrin fragment (CAF) is a cleavage product of agrin, the major proteoglycan of the glomerular basement membrane. This article studies if CAF could serve as a biomarker for renal function in renal transplant recipients. Material and Methods: We measured serum CAF and creatinine concentrations and calculated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (MDRD) in 96 healthy individuals and in 110 end-stage renal disease patients undergoing kidney transplantation before and after transplantation. Correlation between CAF and creatinine concentrations/eGFR was calculated as within-patient (cWP) and between-patient correlations (cBP). Moreover, we evaluated the association of CAF with delayed graft function (DGF). The diagnostic value of CAF for early detection of DGF compared to creatinine was evaluated by receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis. Results: CAF concentrations strongly correlated with creatinine (r = 0.86 (cWP), r = 0.74 (cBP)) and eGFR (MDRD) (r = 0.86 (cWP), r = 0.77 (cBP)). Pre-transplant (pre-Tx) CAF concentrations were 19-fold higher than in healthy individuals (1,115.0 (258.4-3,990.0) vs. 56.6 (20.0-109.5) pM). After transplantation, CAF decreased significantly faster than creatinine (postoperative days 1-3 (POD 1-3): 562.8 (101.6-2,113.0) pM; creatinine: pre-Tx 6.9 (3.1-15.7), POD 1-3: 6.4 (1.7-12.7) mg/dl, p < 0.001). Stable concentrations were reached 1-3 months after transplantation for CAF and creatinine (CAF 145.1 (6.7-851.0) pM; creatinine 1.6 (0.7-8.0) mg/dl). CAF concentrations at POD 1-3 were significantly associated with DGF and outperformed creatinine in early detection of DGF (area under the curve (AUC) CAF 80.7% (95% CI 72.3-89.1%) vs. AUC creatinine 71.3% (95% CI 61.8-81.1%), p = 0.061). Conclusion: CAF is a promising new and fast biomarker for kidney function and may serve as a new tool for the early detection of DGF.

Background: The C-terminal agrin fragment (CAF) is a cleavage product of agrin, the major proteoglycan of the glomerular basement membrane. This article studies if CAF could serve as a biomarker for renal function in renal transplant recipients. Material and Methods: We measured serum CAF and creatinine concentrations and calculated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (MDRD) in 96 healthy individuals and in 110 end-stage renal disease patients undergoing kidney transplantation before and after transplantation. Correlation between CAF and creatinine concentrations/eGFR was calculated as within-patient (cWP) and between-patient correlations (cBP). Moreover, we evaluated the association of CAF with delayed graft function (DGF). The diagnostic value of CAF for early detection of DGF compared to creatinine was evaluated by receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis. Results: CAF concentrations strongly correlated with creatinine (r = 0.86 (cWP), r = 0.74 (cBP)) and eGFR (MDRD) (r = 0.86 (cWP), r = 0.77 (cBP)). Pre-transplant (pre-Tx) CAF concentrations were 19-fold higher than in healthy individuals (1,115.0 (258.4-3,990.0) vs. 56.6 (20.0-109.5) pM). After transplantation, CAF decreased significantly faster than creatinine (postoperative days 1-3 (POD 1-3): 562.8 (101.6-2,113.0) pM; creatinine: pre-Tx 6.9 (3.1-15.7), POD 1-3: 6.4 (1.7-12.7) mg/dl, p < 0.001). Stable concentrations were reached 1-3 months after transplantation for CAF and creatinine (CAF 145.1 (6.7-851.0) pM; creatinine 1.6 (0.7-8.0) mg/dl). CAF concentrations at POD 1-3 were significantly associated with DGF and outperformed creatinine in early detection of DGF (area under the curve (AUC) CAF 80.7% (95% CI 72.3-89.1%) vs. AUC creatinine 71.3% (95% CI 61.8-81.1%), p = 0.061). Conclusion: CAF is a promising new and fast biomarker for kidney function and may serve as a new tool for the early detection of DGF.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology

04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Date:2013
Deposited On:28 Jan 2014 13:22
Last Modified:09 Jun 2016 13:39
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0250-8095
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000356969
PubMed ID:24356308
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-88689

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