Presentation on theme: "Profiling Lipid Mediators of Inflammation in Microenvironment of Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers Jodi C. McDaniel, PhD Assistant Professor The Ohio State University."— Presentation transcript:
Profiling Lipid Mediators of Inflammation in Microenvironment of Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers Jodi C. McDaniel, PhD Assistant Professor The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Agenda Background Current study Future direction Clinical relevance
Major Chronic Wound Types Venous leg ulcers Pressure ulcers Diabetic foot ulcers Chronic wounds affect 6.5 million U.S. patients $25 billion spent annually for treatment Singer & Clark. N Engl J Med. 1999; Crovetti et al. Transfus Apher Sci. 2004; Brem at al. Mol Med. 2007
Chronic venous leg ulcers (CVLUs) ~1.69% of U.S. population ≥ 65 years affected ~ 600,000 cases annually ~ 24 weeks to heal ~ 15% never heal up to 71% of cases recur up to $5 billion annually for treatment expenses significant social and economic cost Valencia et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001; Coleridge-Smith. Leg ulcers. Diagnosis and management. 2005; Abbade & Lastoria. Int J Dermatol. 2005; Heit et al. J Vasc Surg.2001.
Neutrophils Neutrophil influx into wound site & release of proteases important for healing, BUT prolonged, excessive levels detrimental: - destroy growth factors, receptors and extracellular matrix essential for healing Majority of proteases associated with chronic wounds compared to healing wounds are primarily of neutrophil origin Moor et al. Wound Repair Regen. 2009; Yager et al. Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2007; Smith. Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2006.
Topical Solutions Dressings have been designed to absorb excessive proteases.
Systemic Solutions? Endogenously generated lipid mediators derived from n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) eicosapentaenoic (EPA) & docosahexaenoic (DHA) neutrophil influx & activity These lipid mediators include certain eicosanoids (e.g. PGE3), and resolvins & protectins. Norling & Serhan. J Intern Med. 2010; Arita et al. Journal of Immunology. 2007; Dona et al. Blood. 2008.
N-6, N-3 Metabolic Pathways More inflammatory Less inflammatory
Hypothesis EPA + DHA lipid mediators that excessive neutrophil activity healing
FADS Polymorphisms Certain ancestry groups have ↑ frequency of alleles in FADS cluster associated with higher levels of AA Genetically predisposed to more efficient conversion of LA to AA, systemic inflammation & inflammatory conditions Individuals having genotypes associated with higher LA to AA conversion rates & diets high in LA & AA may be at ↑ risk of developing CVLUs Mathias et al. BMC Genet. 2011; Sergeant et al. Br J Nutr. 2011
Team Sashwati Roy, PhD – OSU College of Medicine Martha Belury, PhD – OSU College of Education and Human Ecology Anna Nicolaou, PhD – University of Bradford, U.K. Christopher Holloman, PhD – OSU Dept. of Stat. OSU Clinical Research Center Staff
Questions/Comments Conceptual model for diet–gene interactions
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