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Circulating soluble CTLA-4 is related to inflammatory markers in the 70 year old population
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2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, ISSN 0036-5513, Vol. 70, no 4, 237-243 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: Measurement of inflammatory mediators is an important tool to assess inflammation. We have, therefore, conducted a survey within the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS) study to evaluate the inter-relationship between soluble CTLA-4 (sCTLA-4) and other inflammatory markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a population-based study, designed to quantify the circulating serum levels of sCTLA-4 and other inflammatory markers such as CRP and pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines by in-house ELISA, Immuno-turbidimetry and multiplex ELISA, respectively. A total of 1016 Swedish Caucasians aged 70 years old were recruited. The statistical analysis was performed by ANOVA. RESULTS: The levels of sCTLA-4 were directly related to the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-6, IL-1alpha, IL-1beta, TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma and chemokines such as IL-8. However, the levels of sCTLA-4 were inversely related to the levels of MCP-1. Also, we could not demonstrate any relation between the levels of sCTLA-4 and CRP or soluble adhesion molecules. CONCLUSIONS: Circulating sCTLA-4 could be used as a biomarker for inflammation, potentially reflecting dysregulated T lymphocytes.

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2010. Vol. 70, no 4, 237-243 p.
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Soluble CTLA-4, pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, vasculature and inflammation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135248DOI: 10.3109/00365511003695608ISI: 000280211200002PubMedID: 20331384OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-135248DiVA: diva2:374726
Available from: 2010-12-06 Created: 2010-12-06 Last updated: 2010-12-08Bibliographically approved

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