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Inter-relationship between platelet-derived microparticles and oxidative stress in patients with venous thromboembolism

  • Autori: Signorelli S.S.; Conti G.O.; Fiore M.; Elfio M.G.; Cristaldi A.; Nicolosi I.; Zuccarello P.; Zanoli L.; Gaudio A.; Di Raimondo D.; Ferrante M.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2020
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
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Background: Hypercoagulative conditions play a key role in venous thromboembolism (VTE). Inflammation is currently linked to VTE, but the potential role of circulating microparticles and oxidative stress (OxS) must be elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate platelet-derived microparticles and surrogate OxS biomarkers in patients diagnosed with VTE through a case–control study. Methods: Platelet-derived microparticles (MPs), pro-thrombinase-induced clotting time assay (PiCT), phospholipids (PLPs), malondialdehyde (MDA), 4-hydroxynonenale (4-HNE), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARs), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and galectin-3 (Gal-3) were measured in VTE patients and in healthy controls. Results: PLPs, 4-HNE, TBARs, and Gal-3 were higher in VTE patients compared to controls; conversely, SOD was lower. A significant non-linear regression between OxS biomarkers and the markers of platelet degranulation was found. Conclusion: Our results suggest that OxS and platelet degranulation are concomitant pathophysiological mechanisms in VTE.