Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry Impact Factor & Information

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Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry (IJCB) is a biannual (January and July) publication of the Association of Clinical Biochemistry of India (ACBI) . It covers the research areas in the field of Clinical Biochemistry, Pathological, Microbiological, Molecular, Cellular, Genetic and Bioinformatic concepts and other advanced techniques. The journal primary mission to serve the public interest in health care by providing leadership in clinical laboratory science to national professional societies, the diagnostics industry, government and non-government organization. This journal also acts as a bridge in various interdisciplinary areas of medicine. It covers laboratory accrediation programmes pertaining to health and disease.

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Website Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry (IJCB) website
Other titles Indian journal of clinical biochemistry (Online)
ISSN 0970-1915
OCLC 57184495
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Publications in this journal

  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0517-x
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0516-y
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0521-1
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0514-0
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 07/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0513-1
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    ABSTRACT: Increase in urine albumin excretion rate (AER) precede a fall in glomerular filtration rate in patients developing diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD). Our results have shown that 7 (50 %) of diabetic and hypertensive individuals with decreased GFR do not have increased AER. In this cross-sectional study, we measured AER of 75 patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension by immunoturbidimetric method. We correlated the results with eGFR values obtained by Cockcroft-Gault and MDRD method. The method used was not a compensated method. We measured serum creatinine by modified Jaffe's kinetic method in autoanalyzer XL-600. Analysis of data showed positive correlation between eGFR and microalbuminuria by both the methods with eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). Pearson's correlation co-efficient (r) was 0.9 (p = 0.0001) by Cockcroft-Gault formula and 0.69 (p = 0.0063) by MDRD formula. Our results concluded that there was positive correlation between AER and eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). We have recognized that these two parameters provide a complimentary benefit in management of cases with CKD.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 07/2015; 30(3):271-4. DOI:10.1007/s12291-014-0439-z
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    ABSTRACT: We measured serum soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (sVEGFR1) and receptor 2 (sVEGFR2) levels in healthy Japanese individuals in order to establish a reference value using a specific ELISA. Significant differences were observed in serum sVEGFR1 and sVEGFR2 levels between children and adults. To demonstrate the usefulness of the reference value for children, we measured serum sVEGFR1 and sVEGFR2 levels in children with diarrhea positive (D+) hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) as a preliminary study. Serum sVEGFR2 levels in children with HUS were markedly higher than those in healthy children from the onset of D + HUS. The reference value for healthy children in the present study will allow normal and pathological conditions to be discriminated from each other in future study
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 07/2015; 30(3). DOI:10.1007/s12291-014-0463-z
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    ABSTRACT: Tumor lysis syndrome has been observed in patients with malignancies with high cellular burden and high cell turnover, tumor sensitive to therapy, especially after initiating medical treatment. It very rarely occurs spontaneously. The case described here is of 6 months male infant who presented with fever since 1 month and loose stools associated with blood since 15 days. The laboratory investigations showed lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) of 6,192 IU/L and serum uric acid 18.2 mg/dl along with pancytopenia. The infant presented with electrolyte abnormalities and renal failure.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 07/2015; 30(3). DOI:10.1007/s12291-014-0472-y
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    ABSTRACT: Hepato cellular carcinoma (HCC) is a type of malignant tumor. To investigate the proteins in cancer molecular mechanism and its role in HCC, we have used proteomic tools such as 2DE and MALDI-TOF–MS. Our investigation ravels that, plasma α-fetoprotein and carcinoembryonic antigen levels were elevated in DEN induced rats and gradually decreased after the treatment with 1,3BPMU. 2DE and MALDI-TOF–MS tool offers to identify the up and down regulation of proteins in HCC. Proteomic study reveals that, five differentially expressed proteins were identified in DEN induced rats and 1,3BPMU treated rats i.e. three up regulated protein such as T kininogen, NDPKB, PRMT1 (DEN induced rats), RGS19 and PAF (1,3BPMU treated rats) in 3BPMU treated rats, activation of transcription of a single gene from multiple promoters provides flexibility in the controlled gene expression. The regulations of hepatocyte stimulating factor were slow down the proliferation of hepatic cell and uncontrolled hepatic cell growth and also molecular signals strongly argue for a patho-physiological role in liver metastasis to control the cell aggression. This indicates that, anti cancer property of 1,3BPMU can be used as potent anti cancer agent. The present study also shows the proteomic approach helps to elucidate the tumor maker as well as regulatory marker proteins in HCC.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0510-4
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 05/2015; 30(3). DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0509-x
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    ABSTRACT: Pathology laboratories group some tests that they perform on their high throughput biochemistry analysers into profiles of tests that are associated with different organs (e.g. liver function tests—LFT). The components of these profiles are historic and often vary between different laboratories. This can lead to confusion and begs the question of what should be in a particular profile. In community medicine profiles may be used as screening tests but some of the components of the profiles may have low sensitivity and specificity and may produce both false positives and negatives. The LFT may include components which are poor liver function tests but are sensitive to fatty liver and hence elevations may cause unnecessary concern. Harmonisation of clinical chemistry reference intervals and units is occurring now so it is time to consider a similar process for components of a profile. A proposed list of analytes to be performed in the LFT profile is given.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0493-1
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    ABSTRACT: This study is designed to isolate and purify a novel anti-clotting protein component from the venom of Enhydrina schistosa, and explore its biochemical and biological activities. The active protein was purified from the venom of E. schistosa by ion-exchange chromatography using DEAE-cellulose. The venom protein was tested by various parameters such as, proteolytic, haemolytic, phospholipase and anti-coagulant activities. 80 % purity was obtained in the final stage of purification and the purity level of venom was revealed as a single protein band of about 44 kDa in SDS-polyacrylamide electrophoresis under reducing conditions. The results showed that the Potent hemolytic activity was observed against cow, goat, chicken and human (A, B and O positive) erythrocytes. Furthermore, the clotting assays showed that the venom of E. schistosa significantly prolonged in activated partial thromboplastin time, thrombin time, and prothrombin time. Venomous enzymes which hydrolyzed casein and gelatin substrate were found in this venom protein. Gelatinolytic activity was optimal at pH 5–9 and 1H NMR analysis of purified venom was the base line information for the structural determination. These results suggested that the E. schistosa venom holds good promise for the development of novel lead compounds for pharmacological applications in near future.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0500-6
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    ABSTRACT: The reference intervals (RIs) of serum aminotransferases and Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) have been established many years ago. Recent RIs are not available. The prospective study was conducted to re-evaluate the RIs of liver enzymes and the effect of demographic and anthropometric variables on them in western Indian population. A total of 1059 blood donors comprised the study population. Anthropometry and serum liver enzymes levels were measured. Subjects were categorized into normal weight and overweight by using body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). For RI determination, non-parametric methodology recommended by IFCC/CLSI was adopted. Mann–Whitney test and Spearman’s rank correlation were used for statistical analysis. Upper limit of normal reference value of liver enzymes were lower in female compared to male. (ALT—23.55 F vs 36.00 M, GGT—34.58 F vs 36.20 M) When RI of liver enzymes were calculated according to body mass index, the upper limit of normal of ALT and GGT were higher in overweight group compared to normal weight group. (ALT—38.00 vs 27.00 IU/L and GGT—37.59 vs 35.26 IU/L). In both male and female, liver enzymes correlated significantly with age. WC and BMI were positively correlated with AST, ALT and GGT in both subgroups and the correlation was stronger in male. Demographic factors should be considered for making liver enzyme tests more clinically relevant. Gender based partitioning should be adopted for serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and GGT reference values for Western Indian population.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0508-y
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    ABSTRACT: Voriconazole, an antifungal drug exhibiting wide inter-individual variability, is an ideal candidate for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). The aim of the present study was to standardize a simple, sensitive and rapid high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method with ultraviolet detection to determine plasma voriconazole concentration. The HPLC method consisted of a combination of acetonitrile and water (7:3) as mobile phase with 1 ml/min flow rate and detection at 255 nm. Plasma protein precipitation was carried out using perchloric acid and the filtered supernatant was passed through C18 column (250 × 4.6 mm, 5 μm) for the separation of voriconazole. The limit of quantification of voriconazole was 0.2 mg/L. The assay was validated with a linearity of 0.2-15 mg/L and used clinically for TDM in patient samples. The inter-assay precision was below 15 % for routine quality control samples. Weight based voriconazole doses were prescribed to 26 patients for empirical treatment of invasive fungal infections. Voriconazole therapy was managed from the baseline drug levels and follow up analysis reflected achievement in clinical efficacy. Routine TDM of voriconazole may reduce adverse events and improve the treatment response in invasive fungal infections.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0507-z
  • Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 04/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0494-0
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    ABSTRACT: Molecular diagnostic tools for tuberculosis (TB) have evolved quickly with new innovations which can provide unprecedented opportunities for the rapid, sensitive and specific diagnosis of M. tuberculosis in clinical specimens and the status of its drug sensitivity. Microscopy and culture methods can not be replaced but the molecular assays can be applied in parallel with any new molecular tests for the diagnosis of TB. For extra pulmonary specimens, the use of the amplification methods is advocated, since rapid and accurate laboratory diagnosis is critical. Customization of the diagnostic usefulness of a molecular assay, according to the ease, reliability and need for health care sector is of immense value in a modern clinical mycobacteriology laboratory.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 04/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0504-2
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    ABSTRACT: Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) has been demonstrated to affect cochlear microvasculature as well as cochlear epithelial cells directly, with a resultant alteration of the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). Hence, ascertaining the optimum concentration of MMPs and TIMPs in the cochlea could help to inhibit hearing loss due to HHCY by the administration of appropriate MMP inhibitors, Since infections/inflammations as well as ototoxic antibiotics have a similar mechanism of otic pathology, the cochlear damage they cause could also be similarly prevented.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 04/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0505-1
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    ABSTRACT: In previous studies, we have reported first in vivo evidence of copper deposition in the choroid plexus, cognitive impairments, astrocytes swelling (Alzheimer type II cells) and astrogliosis (increase in number of astrocytes), and degenerated neurons coupled with significant increase in the hippocampus copper and zinc content in copper-intoxicated Wistar rats. Nonetheless, hippocampus iron levels were not affected by chronic copper-intoxication. Notwithstanding information on distribution of copper, zinc and iron status in different regions of brain due to chronic copper exposure remains fragmentary. In continuation with our previous study, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of intraperitoneally injected copper lactate (0.15 mg Cu/100 g body weight) daily for 90 days on copper, zinc and iron levels in different regions of the brain using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Copper-intoxicated group showed significantly increased cortex, cerebellum and striatum copper content (76, 46.8 and 80.7 % increase, respectively) compared to control group. However, non-significant changes were observed for the zinc and iron content in cortex, cerebellum and striatum due to chronic copper exposure. In conclusion, the current study demonstrates that chronic copper toxicity causes differential copper buildup in cortex, cerebellum and striatum region of central nervous system of male Wistar rats; signifying the critical requirement to discretely evaluate the effect of copper neurotoxicity in different brain regions, and ensuing neuropathological and cognitive dysfunctions.
    Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 04/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12291-015-0503-3