Circulating interleukin-10 and risk of cardiovascular events: a prospective study in the elderly at risk

Welsh, P. et al. (2011) Circulating interleukin-10 and risk of cardiovascular events: a prospective study in the elderly at risk. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 31(10), pp. 2338-2344. (doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.231795) (PMID:21757655)




<p><b>Objective:</b> The goal of this study was to examine the association of the antiinflammatory interleukin-10 (IL-10) with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).</p> <p><b>Methods and Results:</b> In the PROSPER (PROspective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk) cohort, we related baseline concentrations of circulating IL-10 to risk of CVD events in a nested case (n=819)-control (n=1618) study of 3.2 years of follow-up. Circulating IL-10 showed few strong associations with classical risk factors but was positively correlated with IL-6 and C-reactive protein. IL-10 was positively associated with risk of CVD events (odds ratio [OR] 1.17, 95% CI 1.05 to 1.31 per unit increase in log IL-10) after adjusting for classical risk factors and C-reactive protein. Furthermore, IL-10 was associated more strongly with CVD risk among those with no previous history of CVD (OR 1.42, 95% CI 1.18 to 1.70), compared with those with previous CVD (OR 1.04, 95% CI 0.90 to 1.19; P=0.018). Overall, IL-10 showed a modest ability to add discrimination to classical risk factors (C-statistic +0.005, P=0.002).</p> <p><b>Conclusion:</b> Baseline circulating levels of the antiinflammatory IL-10 are positively associated with risk of CVD among the elderly without prior CVD events, although the association is less evident in those with a history of CVD. Additional epidemiological and mechanistic studies investigating the role of IL-10 in CVD are warranted.</p>

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McInnes, Professor Iain and Murray, Mrs Heather and Welsh, Professor Paul and Stott J, Professor David and Ford, Professor Ian and Packard, Professor Chris and Sattar, Professor Naveed
Authors: Welsh, P., Murray, H. M., Ford, I., Trompet, S., de Craen, A. J.M., Jukema, J. W., Stott, D. J., McInnes, I. B., Packard, C. J., Westendorp, R. G.J., and Sattar, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Publisher:American Heart Association
ISSN (Online):1524-4636
Published Online:14 July 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 American Heart Association
First Published:First published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology 31(10):2338-2344
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531741NT-proBNP as a predictor of vascular events in WOSCOPS: using modern epidemiological techniques to test clinical utility of a biomarkerPaul WelshBritish Heart Foundation (BHF)FS/10/005/28147RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES