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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

The in vivo kinetics of tissue factor messenger RNA expression during human endotoxemia: relationship with activation of coagulation.

Triggering of the tissue factor (TF)-dependent coagulation pathway is considered to underlie the generation of a procoagulant state during endotoxemia. To determine the in vivo pattern of monocytic TF messenger RNA (mRNA) expression during endotoxemia, 10 healthy volunteers were injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 4 ng/kg) and blood was collected before and 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 24 hours after LPS administration. Total blood RNA was isolated and amplified by NASBA (nucleic acid sequence-based amplification), followed by quantitation of TF mRNA by an electrochemiluminescence (ECL) assay. To compare the pattern of coagulation activation with the kinetics of monocytic TF mRNA expression, we measured plasma levels of markers of thrombin generation, thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complexes, and prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 (F1 + 2). Baseline value (mean +/- SEM) of the number of TF mRNA molecules per monocytic cell was 0.08 +/- 0.02. A progressive and significant (P <.0001) increase in TF expression was observed after LPS injection (+0.5 hour: 0.3 +/- 0.1, +1 hour: 1.3 +/- 0.9, +2 hours: 4.1 +/- 0.9), peaking at +3 hours (10 +/- 1.9 TF mRNA molecules per monocyte). As TF mRNA levels increased, thrombin generation was augmented. Peak levels of TAT and F1 + 2 were reached later (at t +4 hours) than those of TF mRNA. TF mRNA, TAT, and F1 + 2 levels returned to baseline after 24 hours. In conclusion, we used a NASBA/ECL-based technique to quantify TF mRNA in whole blood during human endotoxemia and observed a 125-fold increase in TF mRNA levels. Our data demonstrate a pivotal role for enhanced TF gene activity in the activation of coagulation after LPS challenge. (Blood. 2000;96:554-559)[1]


  1. The in vivo kinetics of tissue factor messenger RNA expression during human endotoxemia: relationship with activation of coagulation. Franco, R.F., de Jonge, E., Dekkers, P.E., Timmerman, J.J., Spek, C.A., van Deventer, S.J., van Deursen, P., van Kerkhoff, L., van Gemen, B., ten Cate, H., van der Poll, T., Reitsma, P.H. Blood (2000) [Pubmed]
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