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Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 17, Issue 8, pp 625–629 | Cite as

Comparison of immuno- and HPLC-assays for the measurement of urinary collagen cross-links

  • E. Calabresi
  • L. Lasagni
  • F. Franceschelli
  • V. de Leonardis
  • A. Becorpi
  • M. Serio
  • Maria Luisa Brandi
Article

Abstract

Pyridinoline (Pyr) and deoxypyridinoline (D-Pyr) are two cross-links of collagen molecules, that are present in the extracellular matrix and released during its degradation. Pyr is present in bone and cartilage, but not in significant amounts in other connective tissues and D-Pyr appears to be specific for bone tissue. Therefore, the urinary excretion of Pyr and D-Pyr might be a sensitive marker of bone matrix degradation. For the determination of urinary Pyr and D-Pyr two methods are available: a chromatographic method (HPLC) by which it is possible to measure separately Pyr and D-Pyr, and a new immunoassay which measures total free and low molecular weight pyridinoline released in the urine. We compared the results obtained by HPLC analysis of 205 urinary samples from normal subjects and patients affected by various bone disorders with those obtained by the immunoassay. The overall correlation coefficient between the results obtained by the two methods was 0.34. When calculated in a range of pyridinoline concentrations from 0 to 30, 30 to 60, and over 60 pmol/μmol creatinine the correlation coefficient was respectively − 0.094, 0.38, and 0.12. The two methods yielded variable profiles in the detection of circadian rhythms and these differences did not segregate with normal or pathological conditions. We conclude that the immunoassay proposed for the determination of urinary collagen cross-links is not immediately applicable to clinical use. The improvement of the antibody specificity will probably contribute to replace the HPLC method with the immunoassay.

Key-words

Cross-links HPLC immunoassay 

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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Calabresi
    • 1
  • L. Lasagni
    • 1
  • F. Franceschelli
    • 3
  • V. de Leonardis
    • 4
  • A. Becorpi
    • 2
  • M. Serio
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Brandi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia ClinicaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di GinecologiaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.III Istituto di Medicina InternaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  4. 4.IV Istituto di Medicina InternaUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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