Serum amyloid A: A potential biomarker of lung disorders

Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Lucia Vietri, Annalisa Fui, Laura Bergantini, Miriana d’Alessandro, Paolo Cameli, Piersante Sestini, Paola Rottoli, Elena BargagliAbstractSerum amyloid A is an acute-phase protein with multiple immunological functions. Serum amyloid A is involved in lipid metabolism, inflammatory reactions, granuloma formation, and cancerogenesis. Additionally, serum amyloid A is involved in the pathogenesis of different autoimmune lung diseases. The levels of serum amyloid A has been evaluated in biological fluids of patients with different lung diseases, including autoimmune disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, sarcoidosis, asthma, lung cancer, and other lung disorders, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, tuberculosis, radiation pneumonitis, and cystic fibrosis. This review focuses on the cellular and molecular interactions of serum amyloid A in different lung diseases and suggests this acute-phase protein as a prognostic marker.
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Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ASCRS Committee Report: Public Relations Source Type: research
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