Association between beta2-glycoprotein I plasma levels and the risk of myocardial infarction in older men

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Laat, Bas de and Groot, Philip G. de and Derksen, Ronald H.W.M. and Urbanus, Rolf T. and Mertens, Koen and Rosendaal, Frits R. and Doggen, Carine J.M. (2009) Association between beta2-glycoprotein I plasma levels and the risk of myocardial infarction in older men. Blood, 114 (17). pp. 3656-3661. ISSN 0006-4971

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Abstract:von Willebrand factor (VWF) serves as adhesive surface for platelets to adhere to the vessel wall. We have recently found that beta2-glycoprotein I is able to inhibit platelet binding to VWF, indicating a role in the pathophysiology of arterial thrombosis. In the present study, we investigated whether differences in beta2-glycoprotein I plasma levels influence the risk of myocardial infarction. We have measured beta2-glycoprotein I and VWF antigen levels in 539 men with a first myocardial infarction and in 611 control subjects. Although we did not find a profound effect of beta2-glycoprotein I plasma levels on myocardial infarction in the overall population, we found a dose-dependent protective effect of increasing beta2-glycoprotein I plasma levels on myocardial infarction in men 60 years and older. In this age group, we found an odds ratio of 0.41 (95% confidence interval, 0.22-0.74) for high beta2-glycoprotein I levels compared with low levels. High plasma levels of beta2-glycoprotein I remained protective for myocardial infarction despite high levels of VWF. To conclude, high circulating levels of beta2-glycoprotein I appeared to be associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction in elderly men. In vivo experiments are needed to investigate the exact contribution of beta2-glycoprotein I on the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1182/blood-2009-03-212910
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