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Natural killer cell cytotoxicity and lymphocyte perforin expression in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder


Gotovac, Katja; Vidović, Anđelko; Vukušić, Herman; Krčmar, Tomislav; Sabioncello, Ante; Rabatić, Sabina; Dekaris, Dragan
Natural killer cell cytotoxicity and lymphocyte perforin expression in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder // Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 34 (2010), 4; 597-604 doi:10.1016/j.pnpbp.2010.02.018 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Natural killer cell cytotoxicity and lymphocyte perforin expression in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder

Autori
Gotovac, Katja ; Vidović, Anđelko ; Vukušić, Herman ; Krčmar, Tomislav ; Sabioncello, Ante ; Rabatić, Sabina ; Dekaris, Dragan

Izvornik
Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry (0278-5846) 34 (2010), 4; 597-604

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Glucocorticoid receptors; HPA-axis; intracellular perforin; NK cell activity; PTSD; war trauma

Sažetak
Objective: To examine the effect of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the measures of immune function and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis components, and to determine whether additional life stressors affect measured variables. Methods: We simultaneously examined the natural killer cell cytotoxicity (NKCC), perforin and glucocorticoid receptor (GCR) expression in natural killer (NK) and cytotoxic T (CD8) cells, as well as serum cortisol concentration in a group of Croatian war veterans with chronic, combat-related PTSD (n=29) and a group of healthy, age-matched men (n=13). PTSD patients were divided into two subgroups: compensation-seeking (n=15) and retired or compensation non-seeking (n=14) subjects. The former includes those involved in the process of getting disability-based army retirement as an additional life stressor. Results: NKCCwas decreased in both PTSD groups when compared to controls. Impairment of NKCC could not be attributed to the perforin expression as perforin was not decreased in comparison to controls. Moreover, the increased level of perforin was recorded in NK cells of retired PTSD subjects. Both PTSD groups shared an increased relative quantity of GCR in lymphocytes, whereas no difference between the groups in the baseline levels of serum cortisol was observed. Conclusions: Diminished NKCCwas not accompanied by perforin insufficiency in PTSD subjects, and other causes should be examined. An additional life stressor does not contribute considerably to either immune or endocrine system related changes.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Temeljne medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
021-0212432-2434 - Psihološki faktori u modulaciji imunoreaktivnosti (Ante Sabioncello, )

Ustanove
Imunološki zavod d.d.,
Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti,
Klinička bolnica "Dubrava"

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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