Collagen metabolism and enzymes of the urokinase plasminogen activator system in chronic myeloproliferative disorders: Correlation between plasma-soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor and serum markers for collagen metabolism

Morten Krogh Jensen*, Rikke Riisbro, Mads N. Holten-Andersen, Peter De Nully Brown, Peter Junker, Nils Brünner, Hans C. Hasselbalch

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    Abstract

    Extracellular proteolytic enzymes of the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system and the family of metalloproteinases (MMPs) catalyse the matrix degradation and remodelling processes characteristic of invasive malignant disorders. In a cohort of 50 patients with chronic myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) serum markers for collagen metabolism were compared to plasma levels of enzymes of the uPA and MMP system. Serum aminoterminal propeptide of type III procollagen (S-PIIINP) (P < 0.0001) concentration was significantly higher in the patients (median 3.7 μg/L vs. 2.5 μg/L) compared with controls. In a subgroup analysis comprising patients with myelofibrosis (MF), polycythaemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythaemia (ET), respectively, S-PIIINP levels differed significantly with the highest values found in patients with MF (MF vs. PV vs. ET; P = 0.0027). Serum concentration of carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (S-ICTP) (P = 0.0006), reflecting type I collagen degradation, was significantly higher in patients compared with controls (median 4.0 μg/L vs. 2.7 μg/L). When comparing S-ICTP measurements between patient subgroups and controls there were only significantly higher values among MF and PV patients (MF vs. controls; P < 0.0001, PV vs. controls; P = 0.0016). A significant correlation between the marker for collagen synthesis (S-PIIINP) and degradation (S-ICTP) (r = 0.59; P < 0.0001) was demonstrated. A correlation analysis between serum markers for bone marrow remodelling processes (S-PIIINP, S-ICTP and S-hyaluronan) and plasma-soluble urokinase plasminogen receptor (suPAR) disclosed a significant relationship between suPAR and S-PIIINP (r = 0.48; P = 0.0009), S-hyaluronan (r = 0.56; P < 0.0001) and S-ICTP (r= 0.47; P = 0.0013), respectively. Plasma levels of MMP-2 and -9 were not correlated to serum markers for collagen metabolism. These findings suggest that enzymes of the uPA system might participate in the bone marrow remodelling processes characteristic of MPD.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)276-282
    Antal sider7
    TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Haematology
    Vol/bind71
    Udgave nummer4
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2003

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