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Serum levels of platelet-derived growth factor and thrombospondin-2 in patients with leptospirosis or hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome


Škerk, Vedrana; Kurolt, Ivan Christian; Cvetko-Krajinović, Lidija; Milas, Zoran; Turk, Nenad; Markotić, Alemka
Serum levels of platelet-derived growth factor and thrombospondin-2 in patients with leptospirosis or hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome // abstracts of the 7th McLaughlin Symposium in Infection and Immunity "The Microcirculation in Acute Viral and Bacterial Infections" ; No 6
Galveston, Teksas, SAD, 2007. (poster, nije recenziran, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Serum levels of platelet-derived growth factor and thrombospondin-2 in patients with leptospirosis or hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome

Autori
Škerk, Vedrana ; Kurolt, Ivan Christian ; Cvetko-Krajinović, Lidija ; Milas, Zoran ; Turk, Nenad ; Markotić, Alemka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Abstracts of the 7th McLaughlin Symposium in Infection and Immunity "The Microcirculation in Acute Viral and Bacterial Infections" ; No 6 / - , 2007

Skup
McLaughlin Symposium in Infection and Immunity "The Microcirculation in Acute Viral and Bacterial Infections" (7 ; 2007)

Mjesto i datum
Galveston, Teksas, SAD, 15.-17.11.2007

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Serum levels; thrombospondin-2; patients; leptospirosis; hemorrhagic fever; syndrome

Sažetak
Hantavirus are etiological agents of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Hantavirus disease is mainly microvascular in nature and endothelium is the predominant cell type involved. Leptospirosis is a zoonosis caused by infection with pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Thrombospondin-2 (TSP-2) modulates cellular interactions with extracellular matrix (including integrins). Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is a hormon found to be secreted from the platelets and modulates the thrombospondin expression and secretion. The aim of the study was to define possible interaction of TSP-2 and PDGF in patients infected with hantaviruses or leptospires. We obtained sera samples from 31 HFRS patients, 11 patients with leptospirosis (including eight paired sera) and 16 controls (general population). Serology testing was done by ELISA test (HFRS) and microscopic agglutination test (MAT) -12 Leptospira interrogans serovars was used. Patients were hospitalized at the University Hospital of Infectious Diseases in Zagreb as well as in several other Infectious Diseases Departments in Croatia. Clinical and laboratory data were also collected. All sera were tested by ELISA tests for TSP-2 and PDGF-AB according to the manufacturer’s protocol (R&D Systems, Minneapolis, MN, USA). Nonparametric statistical analysis were used. Although the median values of TSP-2 in patients with HFRS or leptospirosis were higher than in control group, no significant differences were observed (p>0.05). In contrast, the levels of PDGF-AB were significantly decreased in patients with HFRS (p<0.05) or in acute sera of patients with leptospirosis (p>0.05). In paired sera of patients with leptospirosis PDGF-AB values returned to the normal levels. HFRS patients were infected mostly by Puumala virus (mild to moderate diseases). Leptospira antibodies in titres ranging from 100 to 16, 000 were found for all 12 serovars. The most commonly found serovars were Australis, Saxkoebing and Hardjo. PDGF is decreased in patient’s sera in the early, acute phase, of HFRS or leptospirosis, while at the same time, TSP-2 is increased. However, TSP-2 was decreased in the late phase of leptospirosis, while PDGF increased to normal values. The results which we obtained here are intriguing as TSP is supposed to be up-regulated by PDGF.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
053-1430115-2116 - Molekularna epizootiologija i epidemiologija leptospiroze (Nenad Turk, )
143-1430115-0103 - Imunoreakcije na hantaviruse i leptospire (Alemka Markotić, )
J-29-2007

Ustanove
Veterinarski fakultet, Zagreb,
Klinika za infektivne bolesti "Dr Fran Mihaljević"