This study aims at assessing NF-kB activity in unstable angina (UA) patients free of symptoms after a 1 year follow-up (1YFU). Plasma oxidized low-density lipoproteins (oxLDL), circulating NF-kB, Interleukin 6 (IL-6) and Interleukin 1β (IL-1β), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), as markers of oxidative stress and inflammation and plasma double-stranded DNA (ds-DNA), as marker of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs), were measured in 23 of the previously enrolled 27 UA patients. These measurements were compared to the UA data at baseline, and then compared to the data derived from the stable angina (SA) and controls (C) enrolled in our previous study (we demonstrated that UA had higher levels of NF-kB compared to SA and C). After a 1YFU, UA patients show a significant decrease in NF-kB, IL-6, hs-CRP, oxLDL, and ds-DNA plasma levels (p < 0.001) and in IL-1β and White Blood Cells (WBC) (p < 0.005), without differences in lipid and glucose assessment. If compared to SA and C, UA after a 1YFU have higher levels of NF-kB, IL-6, ds-DNA, WBC, and oxLDL compared to C (p < 0.001), but only IL-6 is higher than SA (p < 0.001). No differences are found in lipid and glucose assessment. After a 1YFU, patients with a history of UA improve their oxidative and inflammatory status, such as the levels of circulating ds-DNA, without achieving the status of C. They become comparable to SA subjects. This study provides new insight on the multiple and apparently contradictory facets of NF-kB in UA and on its possible role as mediator in NETs’ formation.
Internal and Emergency Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera