Inflammatory cytokine response to exercise in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficient COPD patients ‘on’ or ‘off’ augmentation therapy

Olfert, I. Mark, Malek, Moh H., Eagan, Tomas M.L., Wagner, Harrieth and Wagner, Peter (2014) Inflammatory cytokine response to exercise in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficient COPD patients ‘on’ or ‘off’ augmentation therapy. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 14 (1). p. 106. ISSN 1471-2466

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Abstract

Background: There is still limited information on systemic inflammation in alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficient (AATD)
COPD patients and what effect alpha-1-antitrypsin augmentation therapy and/or exercise might have on circulating inflammatory cytokines. We hypothesized that AATD COPD patients on augmentation therapy (AATD + AUG) would have lower circulating and skeletal muscle inflammatory cytokines compared to AATD COPD patients not receiving augmentation therapy (AATD-AUG) and/or the typical non-AATD (COPD) patient. We also hypothesized that cytokine
response to exercise would be lower in AATD + AUG compared to AATD-AUG or COPD subjects.
Methods: Arterial and femoral venous concentration and skeletal muscle expression of TNFα, IL-6, IL-1β and CRP were
measured at rest, during and up to 4-hours after 50% maximal 1-hour knee extensor exercise in all COPD patient groups,
including 2 additional groups (i.e. AATD with normal lung function, and healthy age-/activity-matched controls).
Results: Circulating CRP was higher in AATD + AUG (4.7 ± 1.6 mg/dL) and AATD-AUG (3.3 ± 1.2 mg/dL) compared to healthy controls (1.5 ± 0.3 mg/dL, p < 0.05), but lower in AATD compared to non-AATD-COPD patients (6.1 ± 2.6 mg/dL, p < 0.05). TNFα, IL-6 and IL-1β were significantly increased by 1.7-, 1.7-, and 4.7-fold, respectively, in non-AATD COPD
compared to AATD COPD (p < 0.05), and 1.3-, 1.7-, and 2.2-fold, respectively, compared to healthy subjects (p < 0.05).
Skeletal muscle TNFα was on average 3–4 fold greater in AATD-AUG compared to the other groups (p < 0.05). Exercise
showed no effect on these cytokines in any of our patient groups.
Conclusion: These data show that AATD COPD patients do not experience the same chronic systemic inflammation and exhibit reduced inflammation compared to non-AATD COPD patients. Augmentation therapy may help to improve muscle efflux of TNFα and reduce muscle TNFα concentration, but showed no effect on IL-6, IL-1β or CRP.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tumor necrosis factor-α, C-reactive protein, Skeletal muscle, Emphysema, Inflammation
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 13:10
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 13:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44637

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