Discovery and Validation of a Novel Neutrophil Activation Marker Associated with Obesity

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Obesity is accompanied by low-grade systemic inflammation that etiologically contributes to obesity-induced cardiovascular disease (CVD). Growing evidence supports that neutrophil, the most abundant type of leukocytes in human, is most likely to be the target peripheral leukocyte subtype initiating the inflammatory cascade in obesity. However, few studies have systematically assessed the genome wide changes in neutrophils associated with obesity. In this study, a hypothesis-free OMIC approach (i.e. the discovery phase) and a target approach (i.e. the validation phase) were used to identify obesity related neutrophil activation markers and their roles on CVD risks. In the discovery phase, genome wide DNA methylation, RNA-sequencing and quantitative proteomics were obtained from purified neutrophils (12 obese vs. 12 lean). In the validation phase, gene expression levels of the promising genes from the OMIC platforms were measured in 81 obese cases vs. 83 lean controls, and the association between the expression levels and CVD risks were evaluated. Significant difference was found for one gene, alkaline phosphatase, liver/bone/kidney (ALPL), across 3 OMIC platforms. In the validation phase, the gene expression levels of ALPL in leukocytes were significantly higher in obese compared with lean subjects (p < 0.05). Within the obese population, we observed that ALPL expression level showed significantly positive association with CVD risk factors (p < 0.05) including systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, carotid intima–media thickness and borderline significance with fasting insulin (p = 0.08). This study identified one novel marker ALPL of neutrophil activation in response to obesity and provided evidence that obesity induced change in ALPL expression was associated with CVD risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3433
JournalScientific Reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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Neutrophil Activation
Obesity
Alkaline Phosphatase
Cardiovascular Diseases
Kidney
Bone and Bones
Liver
Blood Pressure
Neutrophils
Leukocytes
Genome
RNA Sequence Analysis
Gene Expression
DNA Methylation
Proteomics
Genes
Fasting
Arterial Pressure
Insulin
Inflammation

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Discovery and Validation of a Novel Neutrophil Activation Marker Associated with Obesity. / Pan, Yue; Choi, Jeong-Hyeon; Shi, Huidong; Zhang, Liwen; Su, Shaoyong; Wang, Xiaoling.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 9, No. 1, 3433, 01.12.2019.

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