Iranian Journal of Dermatology

Vol. 13, No. 51, Spring 2010
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Soluble E-selectin and P-Selectin Serum Levels in Patients with Psoriasis Compared to Healthy Controls
Fariba Ghalamkarpour, Marjan Saeedi, Mehdi Hedayati, Afsaneh Maarefat

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Introduction: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease in which abnormal individual immune reactivity plays an important role. Eselectin and P-selectin are adhesion molecules expressed on vascular endothelial cells in several inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis. The aim of the present study was to describe selected immunological changes, concerning adhesion molecules status (sEselectin, sP-selectin), in psoriasis and also their correlation with disease activity.
Method: Serum levels of soluble E-selectin and soluble P-selectin were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 58 patients with psoriasis and 24 healthy control subjects. The relationships between these adhesion molecules and the Psoriasis Areaand Severity Index score were investigated.
Result: There was a significant correlation between the serum soluble E-selectin levels and Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score.
Conclusion: Soluble E-selectin serum levels correlate with the extent of psoriatic lesions and could be used as marker of the disease activity in psoriatic patients but this finding needs further modification.

Keywords: psoriasis, sE-selectin, sP-selectin

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