Serum level of stem cell factor and its soluble receptor in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease
Rasoul Nasiri Kalmarzi, Aida Foroutan, Mohammad Abdi, Pedram Ataee, Ali Jalili, Erfan Babaei, Hajar Kashefi, Shilan Mohamadi, Naseh Sigari & Wesam Kooti
Published Online: 18 Sep 2019❘ https://doi.org/10.2217/imt-2019-0042
Aim: Stem cell factor (SCF) may be associated with inflammatory processes leading to aspirin-induced asthma. This study evaluated the relationship between serum level of SCF and its soluble receptor with aspirin-induced asthma. Methods & materials: Twenty-five patients and 25 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. The concentration of SCF and mast/stem cell growth factor receptor (C-kit) was determined in serum samples. Spirometry and rhinometry were performed to determine the severity of the disease. p < 0.05 were considered significant. Results: The serum levels of SCF and C-kit receptor were significantly higher in the case group. The serum SCF and C-kit level had a significant positive correlation with the severity of asthma, disease duration and nasal obstruction. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that SCF and C-kit receptors have a direct effect on the severity of aspirin-induced asthma.