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|Title:||Angiogenesis‐related genes in endothelial progenitor cells may be involved in sickle cell stroke|
|Author:||Ito, Mirta T.|
Costa, Sueli M. da Silva
Baptista, Letícia C.
Carvalho‐Siqueira, Gabriela Q.
Albuquerque, Dulcinéia M.
Rios, Vinicius M.
Saez, Roberta C.
Vieira, Karla P.
Ozelo, Margareth C.
Saad, Sara Teresinha O.
Costa, Fernando F.
Melo, Mônica B.
|Abstract:||The clinical aspects of sickle cell anemia (SCA) are heterogeneous, and different patients may present significantly different clinical evolutions.Almost all organs can be affected, particularly the central nervous system. Transient ischemic events, infarcts, and cerebral hemorrhage can be observed and affect ≈25% of the patients with SCA. Differences in the expression of molecules produced by endothelial cells may be associated with the clinical heterogeneity of patients affected by vascular diseases. In this study, we investigated the differential expression of genes involved in endothelial cell biology in SCA patients with and without stroke. Endothelial progenitor cells from 4 SCA patients with stroke and 6 SCA patients without stroke were evaluated through the polymerase chain reaction array technique. The analysis of gene expression profiling identified 29 differentially expressed genes. Eleven of these genes were upregulated, and most were associated with angiogenesis (55%), inflammatory response (18%), and coagulation (18%) pathways. Downregulated expression was observed in 18 genes, with the majority associated with angiogenesis (28%), apoptosis (28%), and cell adhesion (22%) pathways. Remarkable overexpression of the MMP1 (matrix metalloproteinase 1) gene in the endothelial progenitor cells of all SCA patients with stroke (fold change: 204.64; P+O46=0.0004) was observed. Our results strongly suggest that angiogenesis is an important process in sickle cell stroke, and differences in the gene expression profile of endothelial cell biology, especially MMP1, may be related to stroke in SCA patients|
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