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Mediators of Inflammation
Volume 13, Issue 5-6, Pages 381-383
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09629350400008760

Lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation in patients affected by Hodgkin's lymphoma

1Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli, Reggio Calabria, Italy
2Department Farmaco-Biologico, Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, via Centonze 200, is. 98, Messina 98123, Italy
3Division and School of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Human Pathology, University of Messina, via Centonze 200, is. 98, Messina 98123, Italy

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Abstract

A dysregulation of the redox homoeostasis has been reported in various neoplastic disorders. Malondialdehyde/4-hydroxy-2,3-nonenal (MDA/HNE) and protein carbonyl groups represent in vivo indexes of lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation, respectively, suitable to investigate radical-mediated physio-pathological conditions.

We evaluated MDA/HNE and protein carbonyl groups in sera of untreated Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) patients in advanced disease stages, in order to quantify the oxidative stress.

HL patients displayed significantly higher levels of both MDA/HNE and protein carbonyl groups as compared with healthy controls.

This is the first evidence that a strong increase in HL is one of the most common haematological malignancies, representing approximately 30% of all lymphomas in the circulating protein carbonyl content in HL. These findings may contribute to a better definition of the redox homoeostasis dysregulation in HL.