The intersubject variability of tissue factor mRNA production in human monocytes: relation with the toll-like receptor 4
2007 (English)In: Thrombosis Research, ISSN 0049-3848, E-ISSN 1879-2472, Vol. 120, no 3, 407-413 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective: Tissue factor (TF) is known as the primary initiator of blood coagulation. Previous studies have suggested a considerable variation in the monocytic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated TF antigen levels and procoagulant activities between different individuals. Our aim with the present study was to investigate the replicability of LPS induced TF mRNA production in a series of standardised experiments with the purpose to identify putative factors influencing the TF high and low response. Results: A constant and reproducible production of LPS induced TF mRNA was identified in five high responders and three low responders (out of 42 individuals) and followed-up in three subsequent experiments performed over 2 years. The LPS induced TF mRNA production correlated with the corresponding expressions of interleukin-8, tumor necrosis factor-alfa and interleukin-1 beta, indicating a common pathway with the TF high and low response. A strong and significant correlation between the LPS induced TF and toll-like receptor 4 mRNA expressions was subsequently identified and replicated. Conclusions: We demonstrated a high and low responder phenomenon of LPS induced TF mRNA in human monocytes. The production of toll-like receptor 4 mRNA was significantly enhanced in TF high responders.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 120, no 3, 407-413 p.
Cytokine, Interleukin 1, Tumor necrosis factor, Interleukin 8, Lipopolysaccharide, Blood coagulation, Monocyte, Human, Tissue factor, Variability, Cardiovascular disease
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94460DOI: 10.1016/j.thromres.2006.10.008ISI: 000247762600013PubMedID: 17157899OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94460DiVA: diva2:168308