/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Blood neutrophils in COPD but not asthma exhibit a primed phenotype with downregulated CD62L expression /manager/Repository/uon:36433 + neutrophils as median fluorescence intensity (MFI). Results: Neutrophil surface expression of CD62L was significantly reduced in COPD (median (IQR) MFI: 1156 (904, 1365)) compared with asthma (1865 (1157, 2408)) and healthy controls (2079 (1054, 2960)); p=0.028. COPD neutrophils also demonstrated a significant reduction in CD62L expression with and without fMLF stimulation. Asthma participants had a significantly increased proportion and number of CD62Lbright/CD16dim neutrophils (median: 5.4% and 0.14 x 109/L, respectively), in comparison with healthy (3.54% and 0.12 x 109/L, respectively); p<0.017. Conclusion: Reduced CD62L expression suggests blood neutrophils have undergone priming in COPD but not in asthma, which may be the result of systemic inflammation. The increased shedding of CD62L receptor by COPD blood neutrophils suggests a high sensitivity for activation]]> Wed 10 Nov 2021 15:05:07 AEDT ]]> Hypersegmented airway neutrophils and its association with reduced lung function in adults with obstructive airway disease: an exploratory study /manager/Repository/uon:36434 4 lobes), normal (2-4 lobes) and banded (1 lobe) neutrophils and enumerated. Results: Neutrophils from each subset were identified in all participants. Numbers of hypersegmented neutrophils were elevated in participants with airway disease compared with healthy controls (p<0.001). Both the number and the proportion of hypersegmented neutrophils were highest in COPD participants (median (Q1-Q3) of 1073.6 (258.8-2742) x 10 2/mL and 24.5 (14.0-46.5)%, respectively). An increased proportion of hypersegmented neutrophils in airway disease participants was significantly associated with lower forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity per cent (Spearman's r=-0.322, p=0.004). Conclusion: Neutrophil heterogeneity is common in BL and is associated with more severe airflow obstruction in adults with airway disease. Further work is required to elucidate the functional consequences of hypersegmented neutrophils in the pathogenesis of disease.]]> Thu 13 Jan 2022 10:29:04 AEDT ]]>