ABSTRACT: Uterine cervical neoplasia is an important worldwide malignancy sometimes associated with thrombosis. Ectonucleotidases are membrane-bound enzymes which participate in thromboregulation by hydrolyzing adenine nucleotides in the extracellular medium. In this sense, we aimed to investigate their activity in patients with uterine cervical neoplasia.
We evaluated NTPDase and 5'-nucleotidase activities from patients previously treated for uterine cervical neoplasia with either conization or radiotherapy (RTX). These patients were divided into four groups: two conization groups (I and II) and two RTX groups (III and IV), which were further divided based on the amount of time that had passed since the conclusion of their treatment, where groups I and III were extended-remission-period groups (patients with 1 to 5 years elapsed after the conclusion of treatment), and groups II and IV were recently treated patients (treated up to three months before).
For both conization and RTX groups, ATP and ADP hydrolysis decreased in the extended-remission groups when compared to the control and recently treated groups. On the other hand, AMP hydrolysis was decreased in all the treated groups (both conization and RTX) compared to the control. CD39 expression was decreased in extended-remission groups (I and III) when compared to the other groups.
NTPDase protects against platelet aggregation and 5'-nucleotidase is more involved in the control of adenosine formation.
Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie 03/2010; 64(7):499-504. · 2.24 Impact Factor