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Monocytes P2X7 purinergic receptor is modulated by glatiramer acetate in multiple sclerosis.
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PMID:  22370183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of P2X7R, IL-1beta and the ATP activity modulating ecto-apyrase CD39 on peripheral blood monocytes of MS patients and to observe the possible effects of Glatiramer Acetate (GA) on such expression. Twelve RR treatment-free MS patients were selected and peripheral blood monocytes were obtained. The expression of P2X7R, IL-1beta and CD39 on monocytes was investigated by qrt-PCR. The in vitro effects of GA on the expression of monocytes stimulated with BzATP (a potent P2X7R agonist)-were evaluated. Ten healthy donors (HDs) were similarly studied. Finally, 5 MS patients were given GA therapy and the monocytes obtained before treatment, after 3 and 12months of GA treatment were similarly investigated. No differences were found in P2X7R, IL-1beta and CD39 expression between patients and controls. In MS Bz-ATP stimulated monocytes, GA pre-conditioning clearly downregulated P2X7R (p=0.003) but IL-1beta expression also showed a decreasing trend (p=0.07). Conversely, CD39 showed an increasing trend (p=0.07). Similar evidence was found in HDs. GA in vivo treatment induced a reduction in the expression that was clear for P2X7R and CD39 (p<0.05) but only not significant for IL-1beta after 12months of treatment. Monocytes from both MS and control subjects express P2X7R, IL-1beta and CD39, and GA seems to interfere with such expression.
Mariantonietta Caragnano; Paola Tortorella; Alessandra Bergami; Maddalena Ruggieri; Paolo Livrea; Luigi Maria Specchio; Gianvito Martino; Maria Trojano; Roberto Furlan; Carlo Avolio
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimmunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8421     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8109498     Medline TA:  J Neuroimmunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Medical and Occupational Sci., University of Foggia, Italy.
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