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Participation of the inflammatory response induced by Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae in acute myocardial infarction

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Lídio Gonçalves Lima Neto
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Conjunto das Químicas (IQ e FCF) (CQ/DBDCQ)
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Examining board members:
Mario Hiroyuki Hirata; Sandro Rogerio de Almeida; Dikran Armaganijan; Jorge Timenetsky; Ari Timerman
Advisor: Mario Hiroyuki Hirata

Atheroma plaque instability has been attributed to the presence of some infectious agents. This mechanism may be related with increased stimulus of inflammatory process through interactions of CD14 and TLR with infectious agents. In this present study, it was evaluated the association of the presence of Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumonia with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A case-control study was conducted with AMI patients and non-AMI individuais as controls. Immunoglobulin G (lgG) and IgM antibodies anti-Chlamydophila pneumoniae were detected by indirect immunifluorescent assay and the Cp DNA and Mp DNA were detected by real time PCR (RT-PCR) in peripheral blood cells. Using the same method, the individuals were genotyped and the gene expressions of TLR2, TLR4, IL-6 e TNF-α were evaluated by RT-qPCR. In AMI patients, Cp DNA and Mp DNA were positive in 18,0% and 5,0% samples, respectively. In controls, 8,1% and 11,2% were positive for Cp DNA and Mp DNA, respectively. TLR4 expression was significantly decreased in AMI patients (0.00113±0.001 02) compared with controls (0.00144±0.000S06; p=0.003). The frequencies of -308G>A TNF-α., -260C>T CD14, Asp299Gli TLR4, Thr39911e TLR4e Arg753Gln TLR2 SNPs in AMI group were similar to those found in controls. On the other hand, In AMI group, the -260CT+TT CD14 genotype was associated with anti-CP IgG antibody titer of 1/16. Likewise, the rare allele of -308G>A TNF-α was associated with anti-CP IgG antibody titer of 1/16. Cp DNA positive patients had high concentration of fibrinogen when compared with negative patients. In conclusion, Cp DNA and Mp DNA positivity were not associated with AMI. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/01419-7 - Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae can induce inflammatory process in AMI: proposal mechanisms by CD14 and TLRs.
Grantee:Lidio Gonçalves Lima Neto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate