November 12, 2014
Notes: Yang, Jin
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Dec;93(46):3691-3.
Author Address: Department of General Surgery, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital, Hangzhou 310014, China.
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital, Hangzhou 310014, China. Email: email@example.com.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4829Author: Ye, X., Huai, J., Chen, R., Ding, J., Chen, Y. and Cai, Z.
Title: Correlation of fibrinogen-like protein 2 with disease progression in patients with severe acute pancreatitis
Journal: Exp Ther Med
Short Title: Correlation of fibrinogen-like protein 2 with disease progression in patients with severe acute pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: Experimental and therapeutic medicine
ISSN: 1792-0981 (Print)
Accession Number: 24348769
Abstract: It has recently been demonstrated that fibrinogen-like protein 2 (fgl2) is expressed on the surface of macrophages, T cells and endothelial cells and directly cleaves prothrombin to thrombin. The present study was designed to examine fgl2 expression in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and its correlation with disease progression. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated from 25 patients with SAP, 37 patients with mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) and 20 healthy volunteers as controls. Paraffin sections of pancreas were obtained from 18 postoperative patients with SAP between 2003 and 2012. Human fgl2 (hfgl2) gene expression was determined in the PBMCs by real-time PCR. A monoclonal antibody against hfgl2 was applied to detect hfgl2 protein expression in the pancreatic tissues as well as in the PBMCs by immunohistochemical staining. The levels of hfgl2 expression in the PBMCs from the 25 patients with SAP were markedly upregulated compared with the other groups, whereas no significant difference between the MAP group and healthy controls was observed. hfgl2 expression in the PBMCs and pancreatic tissues was detectable through using immunohistochemistry and was demonstrated to be specifically localized to the endothelium of microvessels and inflammatory infiltrative cells in the areas of acute focal, confluent necrosis. There were positive correlations between hfgl2 expression in the PBMCs and the severity of SAP, as indicated by scores of Ranson and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II. The results suggest that hfgl2 is involved in the pathogenesis of SAP and hfgl2 levels may serve as a biomarker during disease progression.