TITLE

Circulating proinflammatory cytokines and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide significantly decrease with recovery of left ventricular function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy

AUTHOR(S)
Shamim Ahmad; Parminder Otaal; Taranjit Rai; Ajay Bahl; Uma Saikia; Rohit Manoj; M. Thungapathra; Kewal Talwar; Madhu Khullar
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry;Apr2009, Vol. 324 Issue 1/2, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract   Background Increased levels of TNF-α, IL-6, their soluble receptors, and NT-proBNP have been observed in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In the present study, we assessed the possible involvement of proinflammatory cytokines and their soluble receptors with and without recovery of LV function in DCM patients. Methods and results Forty patients with DCM were enrolled and divided into two groups: Group I consisted of DCM patients (n = 30) whose left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) had not recovered on follow up and Group II comprised DCM patients (n = 10) whose LVEF had recovered. Ten healthy subjects were included as controls (Group III). TNF-α, IL-6,TNFR1, TNFRII, gp130, and NT-proBNP levels were significantly increased in Group I and were significantly lower in patients with LVEF recovery as compared to those without recovery of LVEF (P Conclusion Circulating TNF-α, IL-6, and NT-proBNP appear to correlate with the LV function recovery of patients with DCM and could be used as prognostic biomarkers.
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36651514

 

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