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SERUM LEVELS OF INTERLEUKIN-1 ALPHA AND INTERLEUKIN-6 IN ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME PATIENTS

Authors: Kismat M Turki قسمة محمد تركي --- Mohammed O Hamzah محمد عمران حمزة
Journal: IRAQI JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES المجلة العراقية للعلوم الطبية ISSN: P16816579,E22244719 Year: 2011 Volume: 9 Issue: 3 Pages: 281-284
Publisher: Al-Nahrain University جامعة النهرين

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BackgroundCytokines are responsible for the modulation of immunological and inflammatory processes and play a significant role in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndrome patients (ACS).ObjectiveThis study aims to investigate the serum levels of IL-1α and IL-6 in ACS patients.MethodsThe study covered 140 subjects. It comprised a total of 101 patients with ACS patients [62 with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and 39 with unstable angina (UA)], compared with 39 healthy individuals with no history of cardiac disease. Serum IL-1α and IL-6 analysis was performed by ELISA.ResultsThe present results revealed that there were significant elevation in mean serum levels of IL-1α and IL-6 in patients with ACS ( AMI and UA) as compared to healthy control (P<0.001). Moreover, the levels of these cytokines were significantly higher in AMI patients when compared to UA patients (P<0.001).ConclusionThese finding suggest that IL-1α and IL-6 play an important role in pathogenesis of ACS.KeywordsAcute coronary syndrome, IL-1α and IL-6.

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