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The levels of adhesion molecules in essential thrombocythemia.

Authors: Bilgir, F  Bilgir, O  Calan, M  Sari, F 
Citation: Bilgir F, etal., Panminerva Med. 2013 Dec;55(4):385-90.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:24434346

AIM: It is known that thrombocytosis is closely related to vascular complications and particularly thrombosis in essential thrombocytemia (ET) cases. The aim of this study is to investigate a possible correlation between adhesion molecules and vascular attacks as well as the relation of these molecules to the platelet count. METHODS: The study group consisted of 30 ET patients and 30 healthy controls subjects. Serum intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), serum vascular adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and serum E-selectin levels were determined by ELISA method according to manufacturer's instructions. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between two groups with respect to levels of sICAM-1 and sE-selectin (P>0.05). The VCAM-1 levels and platelets were significantly higher in patients with ET compared to controls (P=0.000). Spearman's correlation analysis revealed that sVCAM-1 levels were correlated with platelet counts (r=0.574, P<0.001) CONCLUSION: High VCAM-1 level in ET and its correlation with the platelet count suggest that these may be a factor in vascular complications and thrombocytosis.


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Created: 2016-08-02
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