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Obestatin: A New Element for Mineral Metabolism and Inflammation in Patients on Hemodialysis.
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PMID:  21282963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Obestatin plays a key role in the process of energy balance maintenance with an anorectic effect. The main aim of the study was to evaluate obestatin in uremic patients to determine whether it is correlated with nutritional and inflammatory status. Methods: We studied plasma obestatin in uremic patients (n = 50) undergoing hemodialysis therapy and in healthy subjects. Plasma obestatin was measured using an ELISA kit. Results: Obestatin levels in uremic patients were lower than in healthy subjects (p < 0.0001). Patients with a body mass index (BMI) >23 had lower obestatin levels than those with a BMI <23 (p = 0.001). After multivariate analysis, direct correlations were maintained between obestatin and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (β = 0.68, p < 0.0001) and total alkaline phosphatases (β = 0.30, p = 0.03), while inverse correlations were found with iron (β = -0.32, p = 0.002) and calcium-phosphorous product (β = -0.40, p = 0.001). Conclusions: Based on the present observational data, obestatin might be implicated in the inflammatory state and the disturbances of calcium/phosphate metabolism of hemodialysis patients. However, further studies are warranted to determine whether this hormone plays a key role in contributing to malnutrition and to the chronic inflammatory process.
Antonio Lacquaniti; Davide Bolignano; Valentina Donato; Valeria Chirico; Adolfo Romeo; Saverio Loddo; Michele Buemi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kidney & blood pressure research     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1423-0143     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610505     Medline TA:  Kidney Blood Press Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  104-110     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
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