Aditya A. Joshi, Ryan Davey, Youlan Rao, Kai Shen, Raymond L. Benza, Amresh Raina
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a result of changes in the distal pulmonary vasculature that can lead to progressive debilitating symptoms and often result in death. While smooth muscle cell proliferation, endothelial dysfunction, and vascular inflammation are all believed to play important roles in PAH, but recently, more attention has been focused on inflammation mechanisms. Emerging evidence suggests that there may be circulating factors that can serve as biomarkers to monitor disease progression and treatment response. This study used patients enrolled in two clinical trials that were treated with treprostinil (TRUST-1 and FREEDOM-C2). Plasma was collected at baseline and at 12 or 16 week follow up and analyzed using DiscoveryMAP at Myriad RBM.