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Jens Christian Jensenius

MASP-2 activation is involved in ischemia-related necrotic myocardial injury in humans

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  • Ming Zhang
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  • Yunfang Joan Hou
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  • Erdal Cavusoglu
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  • Daniel C Lee
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  • Rudi Steffensen, Denmark
  • Liming Yang
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  • Daniel Bashari
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  • Jose Villamil
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  • Motaz Moussa
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  • George Fernaine
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  • Jens Christian Jensenius
  • Jonathan D Marmur
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  • Wilson Ko
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  • Ketan Shevde
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Insufficient blood supply to the heart results in ischemic injury manifested clinically as myocardial infarction (MI). Following ischemia, inflammation is provoked and related to the clinical outcomes. A recent basic science study indicates that complement factor MASP-2 plays an important role in animal models of ischemia/reperfusion injury. We investigated the role of MASP-2 in human acute myocardial ischemia in two clinical settings: (1) Acute MI, and (2) Open heart surgery. METHODS: A total of 187 human subjects were enrolled in this study, including 50 healthy individuals, 27 patients who were diagnosed of coronary artery disease (CAD) but without acute MI, 29 patients with acute MI referred for coronary angiography, and 81 cardiac surgery patients with surgically-induced global heart ischemia. Circulating MASP-2 levels were measured by ELISA. RESULTS: MASP-2 levels in the peripheral circulation were significantly reduced in MI patients compared with those of healthy individuals or of CAD patients without acute MI. The hypothesis that MASP-2 was activated during acute myocardial ischemia was evaluated in cardiac patients undergoing surgically-induced global heart ischemia. MASP-2 was found to be significantly reduced in the coronary circulation of such patients, and the reduction of MASP-2 levels correlated independently with the increase of the myocardial necrosis marker, cardiac troponin I. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate an involvement of MASP-2 in ischemia-related necrotic myocardial injury in humans.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
ISSN0167-5273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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