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Apolipoprotein-defined lipoprotein abnormalities in rheumatoid arthritis patients and their potential impact on cardiovascular disease.
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PMID:  22401593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore apolipoprotein-defined lipoproteins for abnormalities when comparing non-rheumatological controls to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Methods: Apolipoprotein and lipoprotein profiles were measured on 94 RA patients and 79 controls by immunoturbidimetric procedures, electroimmunoassays, and immunoprecipitation. Differences between means were tested with a two-sided Student t test with Satterthwaite adjustment. p-values were adjusted for multiple comparisons using the Bonferroni procedure. Results: RA patients had significantly higher levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C) than controls, but no significant differences in the levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and LDL-C. RA patients had significantly lower levels of apolipoprotein (apo)A-I and lipoprotein (Lp)A-I:A-II, but no difference in levels of LpA-I than normal controls. There was a significant difference in the levels of LpB:C but not in LpB:C:E between RA patients and controls. The main abnormality among apoB lipoproteins was the significantly increased concentration of the LpA-II:B:C:D:E subclass in RA patients in comparison with controls. The high levels of LpA-II:B:C:D:E are also reflected in significantly increased levels of apoC-III, and apoC-III bound to apoB lipoproteins. Conclusion: The LpA-II:B:C:D:E subclass has potential as a new marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in RA patients.
N Knowlton; Ja Wages; Mb Centola; P Alaupovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1502-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Arthritis and Clinical Rheumatology, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation , Oklahoma City, OK , USA.
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