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Correlation between cathepsin D serum concentration and carotid intima-media thickness in hemodialysis patients.
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PMID:  20387115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death in hemodialysis (HD) patients, and approximately half of mortalities in HD patients are attributed to CV disease. Atherosclerosis is the most frequent cause of CV complications in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Based on recent studies, cathepsin D has been suggested as a potential marker of atherosclerosis, and we hypothesized that there is an association between serum concentration of cathepsin D and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in hemodialysis patients.
METHODS: Thirty-one hemodialysis patients (18 men and 13 women) were enrolled in this study. Serum levels of soluble cathepsin D were measured with an enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) kit. CIMT was determined in each patient.
RESULTS: The data showed that there was a positive significant correlation between serum concentration of cathepsin D and CIMT by using Pearson correlation (P value <0.05).
CONCLUSION: Based on the results of this study, cathepsin D could be suggested to have a role in the development of atherosclerotic plaques.
Seyed Adel Moallem; Fatemeh Nazemian; Sepideh Eliasi; Seyed Ali Alamdaran; Jamal Shamsara; Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1573-2584     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Urol Nephrol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  841-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Toxicology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
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