Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.493, No.1, 573-577, 2017
Identification of an argpyrimidine-modified protein in human red blood cells from schizophrenic patients: A possible biomarker for, diseases involving carbonyl stress
Argpyrimidine (ARP) is an advanced glycation end product thought to be generated from a reaction between methylglyoxal and arginine residues in proteins. In this study, we observed marked accumulation of an approximately 56 kD protein, reactive to anti-ARP antibodies, in the red blood cells (RBCs) of some patients with refractory schizophrenia. This ARP-modified protein was purified from the blood of schizophrenic patients and identified as selenium binding protein 1 (SBP1) by LC-MS/MS. This is the first report of ARP-modified proteins accumulating in RBCs of patients with diseases involving carbonyl stress. We also observed high accumulation of ARP-modified SBP1 in the RBCs of patients with chronic kidney disease. Therefore, this modified protein may be a novel marker of carbonyl stress. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.