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Reduced Number of Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells (CD133+/KDR+) in Patients with Plaque Psoriasis.
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PMID:  22986416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Psoriasis is associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (CEPCs) play a significant role in the maintenance of vascular homeostasis. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of CEPCs in patients with psoriasis compared to controls and assess possible correlations between the number of these cells and the plasma levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (sVEGFR-1) and clinical features of psoriasis. Methods: The number of CEPCs, identified as CD133+/KDR+ cells, was determined with flow cytometry in peripheral blood of psoriatic patients (n = 63) and controls (n = 31). The plasma levels of VEGF and sVEGFR-1 were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results: The number of CEPCs was significantly reduced in psoriatic patients compared with controls (p = 0.000026) and inversely correlated with disease severity (R = -0.283; p = 0.0248). Conclusion: A reduced number of CEPCs may contribute to endothelial dysfunction in patients with psoriasis.
Aleksandra Batycka-Baran; Maria Paprocka; Agnieszka Krawczenko; Aneta Kantor; Danuta Duś; Jacek C Szepietowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1421-9832     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.
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