Interaction between soluble thrombomodulin and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in predicting risk of coronary heart disease.

 
TitleInteraction between soluble thrombomodulin and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in predicting risk of coronary heart disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWu, KK, Aleksic, N, Ballantyne, CM, Ahn, C, Juneja, H, Boerwinkle, E
JournalCirculation
Volume107
Issue13
Pagination1729-32
Date Published2003 Apr 08
ISSN1524-4539
KeywordsCase-Control Studies, Coronary Disease, Female, Humans, Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1, Male, Middle Aged, Proportional Hazards Models, Risk Factors, Thrombomodulin
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Results from previous ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) analyses indicate that soluble intercellular adhesive molecule-1 (sICAM) and soluble thrombomodulin (sTM) levels are associated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in an opposite direction. A high sICAM level increases the risk of CHD, whereas a high level of sTM has a lower risk of CHD. It was unclear whether there was an interaction between sTM and sICAM.METHODS AND RESULTS: Using a nested case-cohort design, we measured sTM and sICAM in 317 incident CHD cases and 726 non-cases from the ARIC participants. Consistent with our previous reports, sICAM values in the upper versus the lower tertile increased the risk of CHD event by approximately 2-fold (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.46 to 2.87) whereas sTM values in the lower versus the upper tertile increased CHD risk by approximately 4-fold (95% CI, 2.80 to 5.74). Interaction between these 2 parameters was determined by weighted Cox proportional hazard regression. A significant interaction (P=0.038) was noted. Combinatorial analysis shows a significant increase in CHD risk ratio (RR) (4.66, 95% CI, 1.89 to 11.46) of the lower sTM/upper sICAM group versus the upper sTM/lower sICAM group. Individuals whose sTM values were in the upper tertile had a RR below 1, even when sICAM were in the upper tertile. The RR of lower tertile sTM was increased by sICAM in a tertile-dependent manner.CONCLUSIONS: Weighted Cox proportional hazard analysis shows a significant interaction between sTM and sICAM in predicting risk of CHD event. Combinatorial analysis reveals that an upper tertile sICAM had a significant increase in the risk of a CHD event only when sTM was in the lower tertile.

DOI10.1161/01.CIR.0000064894.97094.4F
Alternate JournalCirculation
PubMed ID12668515
Grant ListN01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55019 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55020 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55021 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55022 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States