Associations between circulating IgG antibodies to Apolipoprotein B-derived peptide antigens and acute coronary syndrome in a Chinese Han population

Weina Hu, Xueying Zhang, Yunan Han, Yong Wang, Mingming Lei, Ian L Megson, Jun Wei, Yuanzhe Jin

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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the major cause of mortality worldwide and caused mainly by atherosclerosis of coronary arteries. Apolipoprotein B100 (ApoB100) is a major component of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and its oxidation can trigger inflammation in vascular endothelial cells leading to atherosclerosis. The present study developed an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house with ApoB100-derived peptide antigens to circulating anti-ApoB100 IgG antibodies in patients with ACS. Fifteen ApoB100-derived peptide antigens (Ag1-Ag15) were designed to develop an in-house ELISA for detection of circulating anti-ApoB100 IgG levels in 350 patients with ACS and 201 control subjects among a Chinese population. Binary logistic regression was applied to examine the differences in anti-ApoB IgG levels between the patient group and the control groups with adjustment for a number of confounding factors; the correlation between anti-ApoB100 IgG levels and clinical characteristics was also tested. Patients with ACS had significantly higher levels of plasma IgG for Ag1 (adjusted P<0.001) and Ag10 antigens (adjusted P<0.001). There was no significant increase in the levels of IgG to the other 13 antigens in these ACS patients. In the control group, anti-Ag10 IgG levels were positively correlated with age, HDL and ApoA levels (P≤0.001 for all) and negatively correlated with blood triglyceride ; in the patient group, anti-Ag10 IgG levels were positively correlated with LDL , and negatively correlated with ApoA (P=0.048) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) . The area under ROC curve (AUC) was 0.612 in anti-Ag1 IgG assay and 0.621 in anti-Ag10 IgG assay.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberBSR20180450
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalBioscience Reports
Issue number6
Early online date21 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


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