Correlation between intravascular coagulation/fibrinolysis system and cytokines

Yotaro Shinozawa, Xiao Qi Xie, Tomoyuki Endo, Kiyotsugu Takuma, Kaoru Koike

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Bacterial factors stimulate the release of tissue factor as well as proinflammatory and antiinflammatory cytokines. TNF augments inflammation, TNF and IFN-gamma induce coagulation, and IL-1beta induces coagulation and fibrinolysis. IL-8 augments synergistic inflammation and coagulation. IL-6 augments coagulation and inhibits fibrinolysis. IL-10 inhibits inflammatory process and inhibits fibrinolysis. IL-4, IL-13, and TGF-beta act for anticoagulation. Administration of IL-2, G-CSF or IFN-gamma has been reported to have side effect of induction of coagulation. IL-12 induces coagulation first and fibrinolysis later. On the other, tissue factor induces proinflammatory (except TNF) and antiinflammatory cytokines, and thrombin enhances inflammation. Patients who died of SIRS/sepsis have been complicated with hypercoagulopathy and impaired fibrinolysis correlated with increased IL-10 production. Inhibition of IL-10 production or administration of fiblynolitic agents may be useful. Recently, activated protein C (APC) which has antiinflammatory effect has been paid attention in the treatment of SIRS/sepsis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2253-2261
Number of pages9
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec

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