Aumentata proliferazione dei precursori eritroidi indotta in vitro ed ex vivo dal calcitriolo in corso di uremia cronica.Effetto sinergico con rHuEPO.

Translated title of the contribution: Increased in vitro and ex vivo proliferation of erythroid precursors induced by calcitriol in chronic renal failure. Synergistic effect with rHuEPO

F. Aucella, G. Gatta, M. Vigilante, R. P. Scalzulli, S. Mantuano, M. Carotenuto, C. Stallone

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BACKGROUND: Calcitriol (C) improves anemia in chronic renal failure. This improvement may be related to the suppression of iPTH release, but also to a direct effect on erythropoiesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to verify this hypothesis, 33 patients with chronic renal failure were enrolled: 24 were undergoing hemodialysis, 9 managed conservatively. All patients were free from other chronic or hematological disease, had a negative DFO test and aluminum levels below 20 mcg/l. iPTH range was 250-480 pg/l. None had yet been treated with C. In vitro study- Samples were drawn for a basal erythroid precursors (Burst Forming Unit-Erythroid BFU-E) study. After mononuclear cells were isolated by centrifugation with Ficoll-Hypaque, they were incubated for 15 days with rHuEPO 3U/ml (A), rHuEPO 3U/l + C 30 pg (B), rHuEPO 3U/ml + C 300 pg (C), rHuEPO 30 U/ml + C 300 pg (D) was performed. Ex vivo study- After the basal evaluation, 10 pts on dialysis were treated with C (Calcijex-Abbott) 1 g three times a week. BFU-E studies were performed after 1,2 and 4 months. RESULTS: In vitro, culture B showed an increased BFU-E proliferation vs A (41+/- 23 vs 27+/-15, p less than 0.02); in C and D cultures proliferation was 61+/-31 and 78+/- 42 respectively, p less than 0.01 vs A. There was no difference among pts with renal failure and pts treated conservatively. During the in vivo study all cultures showed a progressive proliferation increase, without a plateau level (basal, after 1, 2, 4 months respectively): in A: 17+/-8, 22+/-13, 30.9+/-14.9, 41.4+/-20; in B: 27.3+/-15, 35.6+/-20, 45.5+/-21, 57+/-26; in C: 48.2+/-20.6, 63.7+/-32, 75.7+/-37, 83+/-40; in D: 72+/-24, 91+/-42, 106+/-42, 110+/-42.3 (always p less than 0.001). The hematocrit and hemoglobin increase was constant but not significant. The iPTH decrease was not related to BFU-E proliferation. CONCLUSIONS: In chronic uremia C has a direct effect on erythroid precursor proliferation, both in vitro and ex vivo, with a sinergystic effect with rHuEPO. This effect is not related to iPTH suppression. C may be a useful adjuvant therapy for rHuEPO treatment.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Società italiana di nefrologia
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002

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Erythroid Precursor Cells
Calcitriol
Chronic Kidney Failure
Diatrizoate
Ficoll
Hematologic Diseases
Erythropoiesis
Uremia
Aluminum
Centrifugation
Hematocrit
Renal Insufficiency
Renal Dialysis
Anemia
Dialysis
Hemoglobins
Chronic Disease
In Vitro Techniques

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  • Nephrology

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