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01.03.2012 | Original Article | Ausgabe 3/2012 Open Access

Annals of Hematology 3/2012

Circulating CD133+VEGFR2+ and CD34+VEGFR2+ cells and arterial function in patients with beta-thalassaemia major

Zeitschrift:
Annals of Hematology > Ausgabe 3/2012
Autoren:
Yiu-fai Cheung, Shing Chan, Mo Yang, Jie-yu Ye, Shau-yin Ha, Sophia J. Wong, Godfrey Chi-fung Chan

Abstract

Arterial dysfunction has been documented in patients with beta-thalassaemia major. This study aimed to determine the quantity and proliferative capacity of circulating CD133+VEGFR2+ and CD34+VEGFR2+ cells in patients with beta-thalassaemia major and those after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and their relationships with arterial function. Brachial arterial flow-mediated dilation (FMD), carotid arterial stiffness, the quantity of these circulating cells and their number of colony-forming units (CFUs) were determined in 17 transfusion-dependent thalassaemia patients, 14 patients after HSCT and 11 controls. Compared with controls, both patient groups had significantly lower FMD and greater arterial stiffness. Despite having increased CD133+VEGFR2+ and CD34+VEGFR2+ cells, transfusion-dependent patients had significantly reduced CFUs compared with controls (p = 0.002). There was a trend of increasing CFUs across the three groups with decreasing iron load (p = 0.011). The CFUs correlated with brachial FMD (p = 0.029) and arterial stiffness (p = 0.02), but not with serum ferritin level. Multiple linear regression showed that CFU was a significant determinant of FMD (p = 0.043) and arterial stiffness (p = 0.02) after adjustment of age, sex, body mass index, blood pressure and serum ferritin level. In conclusion, arterial dysfunction found in patients with beta-thalassaemia major before and after HSCT may be related to impaired proliferation of CD133+VEGFR2+ and CD34+VEGFR2+ cells.

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