• Glenn Hearson

sTREM-1 is elevated in cystic fibrosis and correlates with proteases

Updated: Jun 10, 2019


sTREM-1 (soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1) is a novel inflammatory marker that may be of clinical use in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dysregulation of the TREM pathway has been demonstrated in other inflammatory diseases and modulation in animal models has therapeutic benefit.

Plasma from 17 patients with CF (stable and pre and post pulmonary exacerbation) and eight healthy volunteers was analyzed for sTREM-1 and proteases (matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8), MMP-9, and human neutrophil elastase HNE)


We hypothesised that sTREM-1 could act as a biomarker of disease in cystic fibrosis.

Researcher: Doug Forrester

This research was published in: Pediatric Pulmonology on 9th January 2017:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28068000

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