OBJECTIVE: S100 proteins are demonstrated to exert a protective role in the gastrointestinal tract. In the present study, we investigated whether S100B protein, that is typically expressed by enteroglial cells, is detectable in feces and could be a useful noninvasive indicator of gut chronic inflammation.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: This clinical prospective study included n=48 patients suffering Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) and non IBD-controls. The clinical disease activity was evaluated using Harvey-Bradshaw or Mayo Score Index while the diagnosis of IBD was defined based on standard endoscopic and histological criteria. S100B and calprotectin were extracted and analyzed using commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits.
RESULTS: Unlike calprotectin, S100B was significantly decreased in both CD and UC compared to non IBD-patients. The strongest quantitative alterations of S100B were detected concomitantly with signs of active or quiescent disease, including high/normal expression of fecal calprotectin, mucosal damage/cryptitis, mucin depletion and inflammatory infiltrate, as defined by endoscopic evaluation and histological analysis. At the onset of disease and under no Infliximab-based therapy, the lowest was detected suggesting that S100B in feces could have a potential diagnostic value for IBD.
CONCLUSIONS: Testing for S100B and calprotectin could be a useful screening tool to better predict IBD activity.Free PDF Download
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R. Di Liddo, M. Piccione, S. Schrenk, C. Dal Magro, C. Cosma, A. Padoan, N. Contran, M.L. Scapellato, A. Pagetta, V. Romano Spica, M.T. Conconi, P.P. Parnigotto, R. D’Incà, F. Michetti
S100B as a new fecal biomarker of inflammatory bowel diseases
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 24 - N. 1