TITLE

Up-regulation of the Apo/Fas (CD95) complex on neutrophils harvested during cardiac surgery: distinct findings in patients operated on with or without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass

AUTHOR(S)
Kunes, Pavel; Mandak, Jiri; Harrer, Jan; Kolackova, Martina; Andrys, Ctirad; Holicka, Monika; Krejsek, Jan
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Perfusion;Jan2010, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Aims: In a group of patients undergoing cardiac surgery performed both with ("on-pump") and without the use ("offpump") of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), we studied the changes of neutrophil membrane apoptosis-inducing complex Apo/Fas. Methods: Expression of Apo/Fas (CD95) on leukocytes was evaluated by flow cytometry. Results: In "on-pump" patients, we found an increase in the expression of CD95 median intensity fluorescence (MFI) on granulocytes from a baseline level median=56, (Q1=45.5, Q3=64) to a median=88, (Q1=62, Q3=109.5; p<0.01) at the 3rd postoperative day and median=74, (Q1=63, Q3=84.5; p<0.01) at the 7th postoperative day. In "off-pump" patients, granulocyte CD95 MFI was median=55, (Q1=51, Q3=84) before surgery. The significant increase was found on the 3rd postoperative day only; median=90, (Q1=66; Q3=98; p<0.05). A similar pattern in the CD95 expression was also found if percentage changes of granulocyte CD95 MFI were followed. Moreover, the significantly increased Apo/Fas expression expressed as a percentage change of CD95 MFI was found in "on-pump" patients compared to "off-pump" patients, both at the 3rd postoperative day (p<0.05) and at the 7th postoperative day (p<0.01). Conclusions: This is the first direct evidence of increasing densities of the Apo/Fas complex on neutrophils in cardiac surgical patients.
ACCESSION #
48665995

 

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