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Effects of Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 on Arginase/Nitric Oxide Pathway in Hemodialysis Patients.
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PMID:  22583316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and arginase are recently described inflammatory biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease. In this study, we aimed to investigate the possible effects of serum Lp-PLA2 mass levels on arginase/nitric oxide (NO) pathway as a cardiovascular risk marker in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Forty-three HD patients and 15 healthy subjects were included in this study. Lipid profile, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), albumin, creatinine, body mass index (BMI), Lp-PLA2 and total nitrite levels, and arginase activity were determined in serum samples from patients and control subjects. Lp-PLA2 levels were found to be positively correlated with arginase, triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and age and negatively correlated with high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and total nitrite levels, while there was no correlation with BMI and hs-CRP, albumin, and creatinine levels in HD patients. We conclude that elevated Lp-PLA2 mass levels may contribute to impaired arginase/NO pathway in HD patients and that increased the arginase activity and Lp-PLA2 mass levels with decreased total nitrite levels seem to be useful biochemical markers in terms of reflecting endothelial dysfunction and associated cardiovascular risks in HD patients.
Ayşegül Korkmaz Tektaş; Sema Uslu; Ahmet Uğur Yalçin; Garip Sahin; Gökhan Temiz; Mehmet Kara; Halide Edip Temel; Emine Sütken Demirkan; Ertuğrul Colak; Omer Colak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Renal failure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-6049     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8701128     Medline TA:  Ren Fail     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medical Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Unıiversity of Eskişehir Osmangazi , Eskişehir , Turkey.
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