Changes in serum and ascitic monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and IL-10 levels in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Ja Kyung Kim, Chae Yoon Chon, Jae Hak Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Jae Hee Cho, Seung Min Bang, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang Hyub Han, Young Myoung Moon

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Abstract

Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a prototypical infectious disease of cirrhotic patients. It has been suggested that cirrhotic patients' response to infection is less effective becaBse of differences in the inflammatory and immune reactions. This study aimed to investigate the expression of the inflammatory cytokines monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) in cirrhotic patients with SBP. The MCP-1 and IL-10 levels in the sera and ascitic fluids of cirrhotic patients with (n = 40) or without SBP (n = 17) were serially analyzed by ELISA. In the non-SBP group, the mean MCP-1 levels in sera and ascites were 53.0 ± 45.8 pg/mL and 197.5 ± 109.5 pg/mL, respectively, and the IL-10 levels were 10.9 ± 9.5 pg/mL and 77.6 ± 79.7 pg/mL, respectively. In the SBP group, the mean MCP-1 levels in serum and ascites before treatment were 164.7 ± 126.4 pg/mL and 365.3 ± 583.0 pg/mL, respectively, and the IL-10 levels were 31.4 ± 44.1 pg/mL and 188.1 ± 189.5 pg/mL, respectively. The sera MCP-1 and ascites IL-10 levels differed significantly between the two groups. In the SBP group, sera and ascitic MCP-1 and IL-10 levels fell during treatment. The low MCP-1 and IL-10 levels on the seventh day of treatment were found to have a statistically significant relationship to patient survival. MCP-1 and IL-10 levels in sera and ascites may be related to the clinical course of SBP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Interferon and Cytokine Research
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology
  • Virology

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