Circulating AQP4 levels in patients with cerebral amyloid angiopathy-associated intracerebral hemorrhage

Paula Marazuela, Anna Bonaterra-Pastra, Júlia Faura, Anna Penalba, Jesús Pizarro, Olalla Pancorbo, David Rodríguez-Luna, Carla Vert, Alex Rovira, Francesc Pujadas, M. Mar Freijo, Silvia Tur, Maite Martínez-Zabaleta, Pere Cardona Portela, Rocío Vera, Lucia Lebrato-Hernández, Juan F. Arenillas, Soledad Pérez-Sánchez, Joan Montaner, Pilar DelgadoMar Hernández-Guillamon

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Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a major cause of lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in elderly patients. Growing evidence suggests a potential role of aquaporin 4 (AQP4) in amyloid-beta-associated diseases, including CAA pathology. Our aim was to investigate the circulating levels of AQP4 in a cohort of patients who had suffered a lobar ICH with a clinical diagnosis of CAA. AQP4 levels were analyzed in the serum of 60 CAA-related ICH patients and 19 non-stroke subjects by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The CAA–ICH cohort was divided according to the time point of the functional outcome evaluation: mid-term (12 ± 18.6 months) and long-term (38.5 ± 32.9 months) after the last ICH. Although no differences were found in AQP4 serum levels between cases and controls, lower levels were found in CAA patients presenting specific hemorrhagic features such as ≥2 lobar ICHs and ≥5 lobar microbleeds detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, CAA-related ICH patients who presented a long-term good functional outcome had higher circulating AQP4 levels than subjects with a poor outcome or controls. Our data suggest that AQP4 could potentially predict a long-term functional outcome and may play a protective role after a lobar ICH.

Idioma originalAnglès
Número d’article989
Pàgines (de-a)1-15
Nombre de pàgines15
RevistaJournal of clinical medicine
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de març 2021
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