International journal of clinical and experimental pathology

Simultaneous detection of peripheral mononuclear cell and plasma tissue factor expression for prevention and treatment of ischemic cardiocerebrovascular diseases.

PMID 26191280


This study aimed to simultaneously observe the expression of mononuclear cells (Mo) and plasma tissue factor (TF) in patients with ischemic cardiocerebrovascular diseases during the stage of acute onset and after the following three weeks and three months for exploration of the clinical implications concerned. MoTF mRNA and plasma TF antigen (TFAg) from 76 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) together with 46 patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and 61 healthy controls were quantitated respectively through RT-PCR and ELISA. Compared with the results in the control group, the level of MoTFmRNA and plasma TF in the other groups increased simultaneously and dramatically in the acute stage, which showed a good correlation among the groups (P<0.01), especially in AIS group. The quantitative data showed that both MoTF mRNA and plasma TF remained higher than that of the control group (P<0.01 and P<0.05) after three weeks from the acute onset. It was after three months that the content of MoTF mRNA, in spite of its relatively high level (P<0.05), began to decline in AMI and AIS groups. In this stage the level of MoTFmRNA in AIS group was lower than that in the acute onset stage (P<0.05), while the reduction of plasma TF in AMI and AIS groups was not significantly different from that of the control group (P>0.05). However, the reduced level of plasma TF was still different from that in the acute onset stage (P<0.05). The simultaneous increase of the level of peripheral MoTF mRNA and plasma TF in the acute onset stage of ischemic cardiocerebrovascular diseases shows a good correlation and suggests the up-regulation of MoTF mRNA's expression participates in the maintenance and expansion of thrombotic formation. Dynamic monitoring of MoTF mRNA and plasma TF at different time points after acute onset has important clinical implications for prevention and treatment of arterial thrombotic diseases.