Monocyte and Neutrophil Chemotactic Activity at the Site of Interstitial Inflammation in Patients on High-Flux Hemodialysis or Hemodiafiltration

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Background/Aims: We have observed a difference between patients on low-flux hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis and patients on hemodiafiltration (HDF) or high-flux HD in the capacity of transmigrated leukocytes to mobilize CD11b in response to inflammatory stimuli compared with healthy subjects. This could be due to different interstitial chemokine concentrations. Methods: We measured concentrations of circulating and interstitial macrophage inflammatory protein-1 alpha (MIP-1 alpha), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9)/neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in 10 patients on HDF or high-flux HD and 11 healthy subjects by using immunoassay. Results: The interstitial concentrations of MIP-1 alpha, MMP-9/NGAL and IL-8 were similar in patients and healthy subjects, while the corresponding concentration of MCP-1 was significantly higher in patients on HDF or high-flux HD as compared with healthy subjects (p < 0.01). Conclusion: We suggest that an equal or higher concentration of chemokines in the interstitium in patients with HDF or high-flux HD might be one mechanism responsible for the preserved function of transmigrated leukocytes. Copyright (C) 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel


  • Jenny Lindberg
  • Josefin Paulsson
  • Elham Dadfar
  • Joachim Lundahl
  • Ali Moshfegh
  • Stefan H. Jacobson
External organisations
  • Karolinska Institutet
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Urology and Nephrology


  • High-flux dialysis, Transmigration, Hemodialysis, Biocompatibility, Chemokines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-52
JournalBlood Purification
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch