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Circulating adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein levels are independently associated with heart failure.
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PMID:  23013043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A-FABP (adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein), one of the most abundant proteins in adipocytes, plays a key role in obesity-related insulin resistance, inflammation and atherosclerosis in animals. In the present study, we sought to investigate the association of A-FABP with HF (heart failure) in Chinese subjects. Serum A-FABP levels were measured in 252 HF patients and 261 age-, gender- and BMI (body mass index)-matched non-HF subjects. Echocardiography was performed on each patient. The severity of HF was determined by the NYHA (New York Heart Association) classification system. After adjustments for age, gender and BMI, serum A-FABP concentrations in patients with HF were significantly higher than in non-HF patients [11.17 (6.63-19.93) ng/ml compared with 5.67 (3.20-8.87) ng/ml; P<0.001] and significantly progressed with the NYHA class (P<0.001). In addition, NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide) was independently and positively correlated with A-FABP (standardized β=0.340, P<0.001) after adjusting for confounding factors. Each echocardiographic parameter, especially LVEF (left ventricular ejection fraction), was independently associated with A-FABP (all P<0.05). Multivariate logistic regression analysis demonstrated that A-FABP concentration was an independent risk factor for HF [odds ratio, 6.93 (95% confidence interval, 2.49-19.30); P<0.001]. Our results demonstrate that A-FABP is closely associated with HF, and raise the possibility that increased A-FABP may be causally related to the pathogenesis of heart dysfunction in humans.
Mingya Liu; Mi Zhou; Yuqian Bao; Zhiyong Xu; Huating Li; Hao Zhang; Wei Zhu; Jialiang Zhang; Aimin Xu; Meng Wei; Weiping Jia
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical science (London, England : 1979)     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1470-8736     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905731     Medline TA:  Clin Sci (Lond)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
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