Targeting novel antigens in the arterial wall in thromboangiitis obliterans


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Guzel E. , Topal E., Yildirim A., ATİLLA P., Akkus M., Dagdeviren A.

FOLIA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOBIOLOGICA, cilt.48, sa.1, ss.134-141, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2478/v10042-008-0104-6
  • Dergi Adı: FOLIA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOBIOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.134-141

Özet

Thromboangiitis obliterans is an inflammatory disease possibly resulting from cigarette smoking as a primary etiologic factor, perhaps as a delayed type of hypersensitivity or toxic angiitis. As little is known about the pathogenesis of the disease, we aimed to determine novel antigens that might be responsible from the local inflammatory reactions and structural changes observed in this disease. An indirect immunoperoxidase technique is used to examine the tissue samples obtained from the dorsalis pedis artery of affected individuals with twenty monoclonal antibodies. Among these several antigens which are not previously reported in TAO like CD34, CD44 and CD90 were determined in the tissue samples examined. On the other hand, many other antigens like cytokine/chemokine receptors, several enzymes and leukocyte/lymphocyte antigens were lacking giving some clues about the local pathological reactions. We briefly discussed our findings for several critical antigens those first described in the present work, possibly having roles in the development of the disease. Expression of the CD90/CD11c receptor/ligand pair seems to play an important role in mononuclear cell recruitment to the damage site. Vascular invasion of not only tunica intima but also the tunica media in affected vessels is clearly demonstrated using endothelial cell specific antigens.