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Inflammatory response is associated with increased cathepsin B and decreased cathepsin S concentrations in the circulation.
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PMID:  21250859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective. Extracellular matrix remodeling by cathepsins play an important role in many conditions associated with inflammation. The aim of this study was to study the effect of inflammation on circulating levels of human cathepsin B and S. Materials and methods. Blood sampling was carried out prior to surgery and 4 and 30 days after surgery, respectively. Two patient groups were included: (1) patients undergoing orthopedic surgery (n = 29) and coronary bypass patients (n = 21). Serum cathepsin B and S levels were measured using sandwich ELISAs. C-reactive protein (CRP) was analysed by turbidimetry. Results. Serum cathepsin B showed significantly higher values 4 days after surgery in comparison with samples collected prior to surgery. Serum cathepsin S instead showed significantly lower values 4 days after surgery. Similar results were found in both patient groups. Conclusions. Inflammation has different effects on circulating levels of cathepsin B and S.
Torbjörn Akerfeldt; Anders Larsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-7686     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404375     Medline TA:  Scand J Clin Lab Invest     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Chemistry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
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