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Angiopoietin-like 2 protein and hidradenitis suppurativa: a new biomarker for disease severity

Abstract: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease whose pathogenesis is not fully understood at present. The role of proinflammatory cytokines, several adipokines, retinol-binding protein 4, angiopoietin-2 and other molecules has been previously reported. Angiopoietin-like 2 protein (ANGPTL2) is a glycoprotein belonging to the angiopoietin-like family that may play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of several chronic inflammatory diseases. To our knowledge, the role of serum ANGPTL2 levels in HS has not been assessed to date. In the current case?control study, we aimed to investigate serum ANGPTL2 levels in HS patients and controls and to assess whether ANGPTL2 levels could be associated with the severity of HS. Ninety-four patients with HS and sixty controls of similar age and sex were included in the study. Demographic, anthropometric, and clinical data, as well as routine laboratory parameters and serum concentrations of ANGPTL2, were assessed in all participants. HS patients had significantly higher serum ANGPTL2 levels than controls after adjusting for confounders. Moreover, ANGPTL2 concentrations positively correlated with disease duration and severity. Our results indicate for the first time that serum ANGPTL2 concentrations are elevated in HS patients compared to controls and correlate with the duration of the disease. Besides, ANGPTL2 might serve as a biomarker of HS severity.

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 Autoría: Hernández J.L., Ocejo-Vinyals J.G., Renuncio-García M., González-López E., Blanco R., González-López M.A.,

 Fuente: Biomedicines, 2023, 11, 1204

Editorial: MDPI AG

 Año de publicación: 2023

Nº de páginas: 9

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/biomedicines11041204

ISSN: 2227-9059

Autoría

OCEJO-VINYALS, J. GONZALO

RENUNCIO-GARCÍA, MÓNICA

GONZÁLEZ-LÓPEZ, ELENA