Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 37–41

The effect of hydroxyethyl starch and other plasma volume substitutes on endothelial cell activation; an in vitro study

  • R. E. Collis
  • P. W. Collins
  • C. N. Gutteridge
  • A. Kaul
  • A. C. Newland
  • D. M. Williams
  • A. R. Webb
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF02425053

Cite this article as:
Collis, R.E., Collins, P.W., Gutteridge, C.N. et al. Intensive Care Med (1994) 20: 37. doi:10.1007/BF02425053

Abstract

Objective

To study the effect of medium molecular weight hydroxyethyl starches on endothelial cell and neutrophil activation in vitro.f

Setting

Laboratory analysis.

Methods

The effects of albumin and hydroxyethyl starch on the neutrophil adhesion molecule (CD11bCD18), with and without liposaccharide stimulation, were studied in whole blood. E-selection expression on human umbilical vein endothelial cells was stimulated with lipopolysaccharide alone and in the presence of either albumin or hydroxyethyl starch. The effect of albumin and hydroxyethyl starches on rapid endothelial cell activation was studied using von Willebrand factor release as a marker.

Measurements and results

Hydroxyethyl starches but not albumin inhibited stimulated vWF release in a dose dependent manner. No effect was seen on endothelial Eselectin or neutrophil CD11bCD18 expression.

Conclusions

These results suggest a possible beneficial role of hydroxyethyl starches in the inhibition of endothelial activation thus preventing neutrophil adhesion during sepsis syndrome.

Key words

ARDSHydroxyethyl starchesNeutrophilEndotheliumAdhesion molecules

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Collis
    • 1
  • P. W. Collins
    • 2
  • C. N. Gutteridge
    • 2
  • A. Kaul
    • 3
  • A. C. Newland
    • 2
  • D. M. Williams
    • 3
  • A. R. Webb
    • 1
  1. 1.Bloomsbury Department of Intensive CareThe Middlesex HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of HaematologyThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Oral PathologyThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK