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صفحه نخست /Evaluation of adenosine ...
عنوان
Evaluation of adenosine deaminase (ADA) isoenzymes activity and tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a) concentration in chronic heart failure
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کلیدواژه‌ها
Adenosine deaminase heart failure isoenzymes tumor necrosis factor-alpha
چکیده
Introduction: Chronic heart failure (CHF) has recently been considered as an inflammatory disease. Enhanced production of tumor necrosis factor- (TNF) in CHF patients has been proved. To compensate deleterious effects of TNF, the concentration of adenosine is in- creased in CHF. However, concurrent determination of serum TNF and enzymatic activities of ADA and its ADA1 and ADA2 isoenzymes, as the main regulators of adenosine concentra- tion, has not yet been carried out. Materials and Methods: Blood samples were collected from 52 CHF patients and 55 healthy controls. Laboratory routine tests were performed, and after determining the concentration of TNF, total ADA (tADA) as well as ADA1 and ADA2 isoenzyme activities were measured. Results: Mean concentration of TNF increased over 2-fold in CHF patients (12.54  11.69 pg/ml compared with 6.0  6.58 pg/ml in controls). The highest level of TNF was observed in patients with the final stage of the disease (NHYA-IV subgroup), according to the New York Heart Association classification. tADA activity was significantly lower in CHF patients compared with controls (19.29 ± 9.73 and 24.3 ± 6.01 U/L, respectively). ADA2 activity markedly decreased in CHF patients and showed a direct correlation with tADA (r = 0.641, P = 0001). In addition, the lowest levels of tADA and ADA2 activities were ob- served in patients from the 4th quartile of NYHA classification. Conclusion: Adenosine deaminase activity is reduced in CHF patients to give rise to the con- centration of adenosine, thereby attenuating pathologic consequences of CHF. Therefore, it is concluded that ADA activity is of paramount importance in pathophysiology of heart failure and might be used for diagnostic purposes or treatment targets.
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