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Blood mononuclear cells and platelets have abnormal fatty acid composition in homozygous sickle cell disease.
Ann Hematol 2005; 84(9):578-83AH

Abstract

Leukocyte adhesion to vascular endothelium contributes to vaso-occlusion and widespread organ damage in sickle cell disease (SCD). Previously, we found high expression of the adhesion molecules alphaMbeta2 integrin and L-selectin in HbSS individuals with severe disease. Since membrane n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids modulate cell adhesion, inflammation, aggregation and vascular tone, we investigated the fatty acid composition of mononuclear cells (MNC) and platelets of HbSS patients in steady state (n=28) and racially matched, healthy HbAA controls with similar age and sex distribution living in the same environment (n=13). MNC phospholipids of the patients had lower levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, p<0.01) and increased arachidonic acid (AA, p<0.005) relative to HbAA controls. Similarly, platelets from HbSS patients had less eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, p<0.05) and more AA (p<0.05) in choline phosphoglycerides (CPG), with reduced DHA (p<0.05) in ethanolamine phosphoglycerides. Platelet CPG had lower DHA levels in SCD patients with complications compared to those without (p<0.05). Reduced cell content of EPA and DHA relative to AA favours the production of aggregatory and proinflammatory eicosanoids that activate leukocytes and platelets. This facilitates inflammation, leukocyte adhesion, platelet aggregation and vaso-occlusion in SCD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, London Metropolitan University and Department of Hematology, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15809883

Citation

Ren, Hongmei, et al. "Blood Mononuclear Cells and Platelets Have Abnormal Fatty Acid Composition in Homozygous Sickle Cell Disease." Annals of Hematology, vol. 84, no. 9, 2005, pp. 578-83.
Ren H, Okpala I, Ghebremeskel K, et al. Blood mononuclear cells and platelets have abnormal fatty acid composition in homozygous sickle cell disease. Ann Hematol. 2005;84(9):578-83.
Ren, H., Okpala, I., Ghebremeskel, K., Ugochukwu, C. C., Ibegbulam, O., & Crawford, M. (2005). Blood mononuclear cells and platelets have abnormal fatty acid composition in homozygous sickle cell disease. Annals of Hematology, 84(9), pp. 578-83.
Ren H, et al. Blood Mononuclear Cells and Platelets Have Abnormal Fatty Acid Composition in Homozygous Sickle Cell Disease. Ann Hematol. 2005;84(9):578-83. PubMed PMID: 15809883.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Blood mononuclear cells and platelets have abnormal fatty acid composition in homozygous sickle cell disease. AU - Ren,Hongmei, AU - Okpala,Iheanyi, AU - Ghebremeskel,Kebreab, AU - Ugochukwu,Cynthia C, AU - Ibegbulam,Obike, AU - Crawford,Michael, Y1 - 2005/04/05/ PY - 2005/01/07/received PY - 2005/02/10/accepted PY - 2005/4/6/pubmed PY - 2005/11/16/medline PY - 2005/4/6/entrez SP - 578 EP - 83 JF - Annals of hematology JO - Ann. Hematol. VL - 84 IS - 9 N2 - Leukocyte adhesion to vascular endothelium contributes to vaso-occlusion and widespread organ damage in sickle cell disease (SCD). Previously, we found high expression of the adhesion molecules alphaMbeta2 integrin and L-selectin in HbSS individuals with severe disease. Since membrane n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids modulate cell adhesion, inflammation, aggregation and vascular tone, we investigated the fatty acid composition of mononuclear cells (MNC) and platelets of HbSS patients in steady state (n=28) and racially matched, healthy HbAA controls with similar age and sex distribution living in the same environment (n=13). MNC phospholipids of the patients had lower levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, p<0.01) and increased arachidonic acid (AA, p<0.005) relative to HbAA controls. Similarly, platelets from HbSS patients had less eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, p<0.05) and more AA (p<0.05) in choline phosphoglycerides (CPG), with reduced DHA (p<0.05) in ethanolamine phosphoglycerides. Platelet CPG had lower DHA levels in SCD patients with complications compared to those without (p<0.05). Reduced cell content of EPA and DHA relative to AA favours the production of aggregatory and proinflammatory eicosanoids that activate leukocytes and platelets. This facilitates inflammation, leukocyte adhesion, platelet aggregation and vaso-occlusion in SCD. SN - 0939-5555 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15809883/Blood_mononuclear_cells_and_platelets_have_abnormal_fatty_acid_composition_in_homozygous_sickle_cell_disease_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00277-005-1023-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -