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Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Split, Soltanska 1, School of Medicine, University of Split, Soltanska 2, 21000 Split, Croatia

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Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, Teslina 10-V, 21000 Split, Croatia

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Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Split, Soltanska 2, 21000 Split, Croatia





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Abstract Determination of the relative contribution of uric acid level increases to the total measured antioxidative activity could be very useful for testing antioxidative products and their effect on human health. The aim of this report is to present a simple spectrophotometric method that combines the measurement of total antioxidative capacity of a sample by ferric reducing-antioxidative power FRAP assay, with the uricase-reaction specific elimination of uric acid, in order to establish and correct for the contribution of uric acid in FRAP values. We measured FRAP values, with uric acid-independent antioxidant capacity, TAC-UA and without total antioxidant capacity, TAC uricase treatment, and expressed it as μmol-L of uric acid equivalents. In such way, it was possible to determine both total and uric acid-independent antioxidant capacity, plasma uric acid UA, as the difference between TAC and TAC-UA, and the ratio of the uric acid in total antioxidant capacity UA-TAC.

Keywords: antioxidant; uric acid; FRAP; uricase antioxidant; uric acid; FRAP; uricase





Author: Darko Duplancic 1, Lea Kukoc-Modun 2,* , Darko Modun 3 and Njegomir Radic 2

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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