Neutrophil-derived heparin binding protein--a mediator of increased vascular permeability after burns?
2009 (English)In: Burns, ISSN 0305-4179, E-ISSN 1879-1409, Vol. 35, no 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Increased vascular permeability and oedema formation constitute a major clinical challenge following burns. Several clinical studies show that leukocytes are systemically activated following burns. Neutrophils have the capability to increase vascular permeability via mechanisms thought to involve the release of heparin binding protein (HBP). We hypothesised that HBP is elevated in plasma after major burns due to a systemic inflammatory response and investigated plasma-HBP concentrations in 10 severely burned patients daily for 1 week following the burn. Five-fold higher levels in plasma-HBP concentration compared to a control group were detected on the first day after injury, followed by a steep reduction in the time-period that corresponds to the last part of the hyperpermeability phase. These data are in accordance with the hypothesis that HBP may function as a mediator of the early burn-induced increase in vascular permeability, and call for further studies to confirm a possible cause-and-effect relationship between HBP and oedema formation following burns.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 35, no 8
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124888DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2009.02.021PubMedID: 19477593OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124888DiVA: diva2:956237