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Circulating matrix metalloproteinase-9 and osteoporosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Bolton, C. E., Stone, M. D., Edwards, P. H., Duckers, J. M., Evans, W. D. and Shale, D. J. 2009. Circulating matrix metalloproteinase-9 and osteoporosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease 6 (2) , pp. 81-87. 10.1177/1479972309103131

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Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) has been implicated in airways injury in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Osteoporosis is common in patients with COPD, and MMP-9 is an indicator of activated osteoclasts. We hypothesized that circulating MMP-9 would be related to bone mineral density (BMD) in COPD. We explored the relationship between MMP-9, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1 and -2, and BMD status in patients with COPD. A total of 70 clinically stable patients with confirmed COPD and 39 control subjects underwent spirometry, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to determine BMD, and venous sampling for measurement of cytokines and MMP-9 and TIMP-1 and -2. In patients, circulating MMP-9 was increased: mean (SD) 38.5 (2.2) compared with control subjects 20.1 (2.0) ng/mL, P < 0.001, whereas TIMP-1 and -2 were not different. In the patients, MMP-9 was greater in those with osteoporosis, compared with those with osteopenia, no bone disease or control subjects, and patients with osteopenia had greater MMP-9 than control subjects. The adjusted receiver operating characteristics curve area for MMP-9 detecting osteoporosis was 0.86. Patients had elevated systemic inflammatory mediators compared with control subjects, but these were unrelated to bone status. Increased circulating MMP-9 in patients with COPD was related to the presence of osteoporosis and not to lung function. MMP-9 may be a biomarker of increased bone resorption.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1479-9731
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 13:00

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