Chronic inflammatory diseases need non-invasive sensitive, reliable and predictive clinical biomarkers for diagnosis and monitoring therapy. Since inflammation is a complex phenomenon, simultaneous evaluation of different analytes in the same sample may help in defining this complexity and in developing specific anti-inflammatory intervention strategies. In this study, we used a biochip array system capable of measuring 12 cytokines and growth factors (IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-1 α, IL-1 β, IFN-γ, TNF-α, MCP-1, VEGF, and EGF) in three groups: 97 control subjects; 24 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients before and during the antibiotic treatment (6 and 15. days) for acute pulmonary exacerbation as well as 15. days after the withdrawal of therapy; 22 children and young adults on chronic hemodialysis (HD) at the beginning and at the end of a standard HD session. CF patients in acute exacerbation displayed higher IL-2, IL-6, VEGF and MCP-1 levels than the control subjects. IL-6 significantly decreased during therapy (. P<. 0.01) but not 15. days after the withdrawal of therapy. IL-8 and EGF levels were significantly lower after 15. days from the interruption of therapy (. P<. 0.05 and P<. 0.01 respectively). Regression analysis showed that IL-4 and IL-6 correlated with the amelioration of the respiratory function during therapy. Patients on HD displayed higher IL-6 but lower IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IFN-γ and EGF levels than control subjects. Serum levels of IL-8, IL-10 and IFN-γ were significantly higher at the end of the HD session (. P<. 0.05 for all three). A biochip array allowed to define a pattern of cytokines/growth factors associated with an acute exacerbation in CF patients and IL-4 and IL-6 as predictors of response to therapy. In younger HD patients, we identified a biomarker pattern which is different from that of older patients. Finally, further studies are warranted to examine the role of these biomarkers in the pathogenesis of complications in HD patients. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Effects of treatment in the levels of circulating cytokines and growth factors in cystic fibrosis and dialyzed patients by multi-analytical determination with a biochip array platform / A.S. Tirelli, C. Colombo, E. Torresani, F. Fortunato, A. Biffi, L. Cariani, V. Daccò, A. Carbone, A. Edefonti, F. Paglialonga, M. Conese. - In: CYTOKINE. - ISSN 1043-4666. - 62:3(2013), pp. 413-420.
|Titolo:||Effects of treatment in the levels of circulating cytokines and growth factors in cystic fibrosis and dialyzed patients by multi-analytical determination with a biochip array platform|
COLOMBO, CARLA (Secondo)
PAGLIALONGA, FABIO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Biochip array technology; Chronic renal disease; Cystic fibrosis; Cytokines; Growth factors; Adolescent; Adult; Biological Markers; C-Reactive Protein; Case-Control Studies; Child; Child, Preschool; Chronic Disease; Cystic Fibrosis; Cytokines; Female; Humans; Infant; Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins; Male; Microarray Analysis; Regression Analysis; Treatment Outcome; Renal Dialysis; Immunology; Immunology and Allergy; Hematology; Biochemistry; Molecular Biology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cyto.2013.03.029|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|