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CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) Monocytes in Peripheral Blood are Quantitatively Correlated with the Severity of Pre-eclampsia.

Abstract

PROBLEM: We aim to investigate the proportion and absolute counts of peripheral blood monocyte subsets in women with normal pregnancy (NP) and pre-eclampsia (PE), and their correlation with the clinical manifestation and severity of PE. METHOD OF STUDY: Peripheral blood was obtained from women with NP (n = 30), mild PE (MPE, n = 15) and severe PE (SPE, n = 30). The proportion and absolute counts of CD16(+) monocytes and the subsets including intermediate (CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) ) and non-classical (CD14(+) CD16(++) HLA-DR(+) ) monocytes were determined by flow cytometric analysis. RESULTS: Women with MPE and SPE had significantly increased absolute count of CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) monocyte subsets (P < 0.01 each) as compared to NP women. In addition, there were significant differences in the absolute count of CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) monocyte subsets between MPE and SPE groups (P < 0.05). The proportion of CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) monocyte subsets was significantly increased in SPE compared to MPE and NP (P < 0.01 each). The absolute count (r = 0.332, P < 0.05) and proportion (r = 0.447, P < 0.01) of CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) monocytes were positively correlated with the severity of PE. Multivariate logistic regression analysis further revealed that the absolute count of CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) monocytes was a potential marker for PE (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: A preferential increase in peripheral blood CD14(++) CD16(+) HLA-DR(+) monocytes is quantitatively correlated with clinical manifestation of PE.

Authors: Tang MX, Zhang YH, Hu L, Kwak-Kim J, Liao AH.
Journal: Am J Reprod Immunol. ;74:116-22
Year: 2015
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