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Circulating biomarkers of collagen metabolism in arterial hy... : Journal of Hypertension

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Circulating biomarkers of collagen metabolism in arterial hy... : Journal of Hypertension

Journal of Hypertension:

doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e3283614c1c


Circulating biomarkers of collagen metabolism in arterial hypertension: relevance of target organ damage

Morillas, Pedroa; Quiles, Juana; de Andrade, Heldera; Castillo, Jesusa; Tarazón, Estefaníab; Roselló, Estherb; Portolés, Manuelb; Rivera, Miguelb; Bertomeu-Martínez, Vicentea

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aArterial Hypertension Unit, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario de San Juan
bCardiocirculatory Unit, Research Center, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia, Spain
Correspondence to Pedro Morillas Blasco, Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Carretera Alicante-Valencia, 03550, San Juan de Alicante, Alicante, Spain. Tel: +965 938 700; fax: +965 656 268; e-mail:

Abbreviations: ABI, ankle-brachial index; DHF, diastolic heart failure; ECM, extracellular matrix; IMT, intima–media thickness; LVH, left ventricular hypertrophy; LVMsa, left ventricular mass adjusted for body surface area; MMP-1, matrix metalloproteinase-1; PIPC, plasma procollagen type I; TIMP-1, tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-1; TOD, target organ damage

Received 1 December, 2012

Revised 9 February, 2013

Accepted 15 March, 2013

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Objective: Increasing experimental evidence indicates that alterations in the extracellular matrix are implicated in hypertension and its chronic complications. Selected markers of extracellular matrix metabolism were investigated as potential biomarkers for hypertensive remodelling and correlated with the severity and extent of target organ damage (TOD) in patients with essential hypertension.
Methods: We studied 159 consecutive patients being treated for essential hypertension. An exhaustive evaluation of the heart, kidney and blood vessel damage was performed, and plasma levels of plasma procollagen type I (PICP), matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) and its inhibitor (tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-1, TIMP-1) were determined. Patients were categorized into four groups: no TOD (33 patients), level 1 TOD (52 patients), level 2 TOD (44 patients) and level 3 TOD (30 patients).
Results: The serum levels of MMP-1 and TIMP-1 were higher in patients with TOD than in hypertensive patients without TOD. Increasing levels of these molecules were progressively associated with an increase in the number of organs damaged, with highest levels of markers in patients with level 3 TOD (heart, kidney and blood vessels). There were no differences in PICP levels between groups. We found a slight but significant correlation between TIMP-1 and all hypertensive organ damage. Logistic regression analysis showed that age, smoking, diabetes mellitus, abdominal perimeter, MMP-1 and TIMP-1 were independently related to the level of TOD.
Conclusion: Circulating concentration of MMP-1 and TIMP-1 is associated with an extended hypertensive disease, with more TOD. TIMP-1 may have a role as a biomarker of total remodelling burden in hypertensive patients.

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