Claude Darte

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BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is a powerful tool to aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and cardiac muscle damage. We describe an assay that overcomes problems of early assays that were often affected by cTnI degradation, assay interference, poor sensitivity, and imprecision. METHODS The analytical performance of the Access AccuTnI assay(More)
This two-site IRMA includes specific monoclonal antibodies for measuring skeletal alkaline phosphatase (B-ALP) in human serum. Assay calibration is based on mass units (micrograms per liter) and was established with purified B-ALP from a human osteosarcoma cell line, SAOS-2. Precision studies demonstrated intra- and interassay CVs of 3-5% and 5-7%,(More)
OBJECTIVES Human glandular kallikrein 2 (hK2) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) are members of a multigene family of serine proteases that share approximately 80% sequence homology. Both are expressed in the prostate epithelium, are under androgen regulation, are present in serum and seminal fluid, and can form complexes with endogenous protease(More)
Markers of bone turnover have been suggested to be useful in monitoring the long-term efficacy of antiresorptive therapy on bone mineral density (BMD). In this study, we developed a new model based on the combination of a marker level and its percent change at 6 months of therapy to predict long-term response in BMD. Serum bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP)(More)
Resident peritoneal macrophages of the mouse, cultivated for 3 d, have been studied by quantitative subcellular fractionation using differential centrifugation and density equilibration in linear gradients of sucrose. Density equilibration experiments were carried out on untreated cytoplasmic extracts, on cytoplasmic extracts treated with digitonin or(More)
A clinical need exists for a sensitive and specific assay for the quantitation of the bone isoform of alkaline phosphatase in serum. The majority of methods do not meet this requirement; however, the recent development of immunoassays for this isoform may provide a solution. In a detailed evaluation of two immunoassays, we found a degree of imprecision that(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of screening for prostate cancer is to decrease the disease-specific mortality. However not every screen-detected prostate cancer is a threat to the patient's life. The risk of overdetection and subsequent overtreatment in prostate cancer has been recognised. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the role of tumour markers(More)
OBJECTIVES [-2]proPSA may discriminate prostate cancer from benign biopsy results. We characterized the pre-analytical stability of [-2]proPSA. DESIGN AND METHODS 22 volunteers, total PSA of 4.5-19.3microg/L, had blood drawn simultaneously. Baseline measurements were performed and samples were stored under various conditions prior to measurements.(More)
Alkaline phosphatase (AP) is the classic marker of bone formation, especially in cancer patients, but the interpretation of its measurement is complicated by the existence of various circulating isoenzymes, especially of liver origin. The introduction of a mass measurement of the bone isoenzyme of AP (BAP) by an immunoradiometric assay has markedly improved(More)