Thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RA) are a valid therapy for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), due to megakaryocyte stimulation and (poorly characterised) immune-modulatory effects. The spleen is pivotal in the pathogenesis of ITP, yet little is known on its immune microenvironment and on effects of TPO-RA on this organ. To address these topics, we analysed 35 spleens removed for primary refractory ITP. Pre-splenectomy TPO-RA administration correlated with increased splenic regulatory T cells (Tregs), type 2 T-helper cells and histiocyte density and with reduced red pulp sinusoids. Surgical outcome was not associated with TPO-RA administration, other pre-splenectomy therapies and/or Treg density. In conclusion, TPO-RA affect the splenic microenvironment, but this has no impact on splenectomy outcome.

Thrombopoietin receptor agonists increase splenic regulatory T-cell numbers in immune thrombocytopenia

Pizzi, Marco
;
Vianello, Fabrizio;Binotto, Gianni;Sbaraglia, Marta;Zoletto, Simone;Scarmozzino, Federico;d'Amore, Fabio;Friziero, Alberto;Guzzardo, Vincenza;Bertozzi, Irene;Dei Tos, Angelo Paolo
2022

Abstract

Thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RA) are a valid therapy for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), due to megakaryocyte stimulation and (poorly characterised) immune-modulatory effects. The spleen is pivotal in the pathogenesis of ITP, yet little is known on its immune microenvironment and on effects of TPO-RA on this organ. To address these topics, we analysed 35 spleens removed for primary refractory ITP. Pre-splenectomy TPO-RA administration correlated with increased splenic regulatory T cells (Tregs), type 2 T-helper cells and histiocyte density and with reduced red pulp sinusoids. Surgical outcome was not associated with TPO-RA administration, other pre-splenectomy therapies and/or Treg density. In conclusion, TPO-RA affect the splenic microenvironment, but this has no impact on splenectomy outcome.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11577/3451238
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 1
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 1
social impact