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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 786570, 8 pages
Clinical Study

Increased Circulating Advanced Oxidation Protein Products and High-Sensitive Troponin T in Cirrhotic Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: A Preliminary Report

1Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Wroclaw Medical University, 211 Borowska Street, 50556 Wroclaw, Poland
2Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Physical Education, 35 Paderewskiego Avenue, 51612 Wroclaw, Poland
3Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Liver Diseases and Acquired Immune Deficiency, Wroclaw Medical University, 5 Koszarowa Street, 51149 Wroclaw, Poland

Received 23 July 2015; Revised 29 October 2015; Accepted 4 November 2015

Academic Editor: Hua Zhu

Copyright © 2015 Jolanta Zuwala-Jagiello et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aim. To investigate the relationship between advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs) and myocardial injury by comparing the selected biomarker for detecting myocardial injury [high-sensitive troponin T (hs-TnT)] in patients with chronic HCV infection. Methods and Results. Eighty-eight patients with cirrhosis and 40 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study. Circulating levels of AOPPs-albumin (the ratio of AOPPs to albumin content), hs-TnT, tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were assessed. Compared with healthy controls, the cirrhotic patients with chronic HCV infection had higher levels of AOPPs-albumin, which were associated with increased hs-TnT. When the presence of ascites was considered, the plasma levels of AOPPs-albumin were higher, as well as TNF-α. AOPPs-albumin positively correlated with hs-TnT level in all cirrhotic patients with chronic HCV infection and this correlation was stronger in decompensated cirrhotic patients. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, the independent factors associated with the presence of ascites were high AOPPs-albumin levels and elevated hs-TnT levels. Conclusion. The simultaneous monitoring of plasma AOPPs and hs-TnT can be helpful for the alterations in myocardial function control in cirrhotic patients with chronic HCV infection.