Clinical Significance of Factor XIII Activity and Monocyte-Derived Microparticles in Cancer Patients
Authors Sawai Y, Yamanaka Y, Nomura S
Received 29 November 2019
Accepted for publication 1 March 2020
Published 1 April 2020 Volume 2020:16 Pages 103—110
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Review by Single anonymous peer review
Peer reviewer comments 2
Editor who approved publication: Dr Harry Struijker-Boudier
Yusuke Sawai, Yuta Yamanaka, Shosaku Nomura
First Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan
Correspondence: Shosaku Nomura
First Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, 2-3-1 Shin-Machi, Hirakata Osaka 573-1191, Japan
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Background: The aim was to evaluate factor XIII activity (FXIIIa) and monocyte-derived microparticles (MDMPs) in cancer patients.
Methods: In total, 138 cancer patients (31 malignant lymphomas, 39 multiple myelomas, and 68 lung cancers) were analyzed. We measured various biomarkers including FXIIIa and MDMPs.
Results: The values of endothelial activation markers, monocyte chemoattractant peptide (MCP)-1, soluble (s)CD14, and MDMPs were higher in cancer patients than in non-cancerous controls. MCP-1, sCD14, and MDMPs were significantly correlated with FXIIIa in multivariate analysis in cancer patients. In addition, MCP-1, sCD14, and MDMP levels were significantly increased in the high FXIIIa group of patients. Finally, the survival rate of the high FXIIIa group was significantly poor in the Kaplan–Meier analysis.
Conclusion: These results suggest that abnormal levels of FXIIIa and MDMPs may offer promise as poor prognostic factors in cancer patients.
Keywords: factor XIII activity, cancer, thrombosis, endothelial cell, monocyte-derived microparticle, MDMP
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