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The association of serum adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein with coronary artery disease in Korean adults.
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PMID:  19001529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP), also known as aP2 or FABP4, is abundantly expressed in adipocytes and plays a role in glucose homeostasis. We analyzed the relationship between the coronary artery disease and serum FABP4 levels in Korean adults. METHODS: In a total of 234 Korean adults, in whom coronary angiograms were performed, anthropometric measurements were done and fasting glucose and lipid profiles were measured. Serum FABP4 levels were measured using ELISA. The presence of metabolic syndrome was diagnosed according to American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (AHA/NHBL) criteria with body mass index (BMI) substituted for waist circumference. RESULTS: Among the subjects, 31.6% had diabetes, 46.9% had metabolic syndrome, and mean log (FABP4) levels showed significantly higher levels in subjects with diabetes. Among the subjects, 42.4% had normal coronary vessel, 34.6% had 1-vessel disease, 13.7% had 2-vessel disease, and 9.4% had 3-vessel disease. Among the parameters, mean age, fasting glucose, and log (FABP4) levels increased significantly as the numbers of stenotic vessel increased from normal to 3-vessel disease, and for FABP4, these significances showed a consistent trend for difference after adjustment for age, gender, BMI, and fasting glucose (P=0.072). Mean log (FABP4) level showed lower values in subjects taking aspirin, and higher values in subjects taking statin and anti-hypertensive drugs. CONCLUSIONS: Serum FABP4 levels increased as the numbers of stenotic coronary artery increased, although these differences were attenuated after adjustment for age and fasting glucose levels. Various anti-atherogenic medications showed different effects on the serum FABP4 levels, which need further investigation.
E J Rhee; W Y Lee; C Y Park; K W Oh; B J Kim; K C Sung; B S Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of endocrinology / European Federation of Endocrine Societies     Volume:  160     ISSN:  1479-683X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-26     Completed Date:  2009-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423848     Medline TA:  Eur J Endocrinol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 110746 Seoul, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Glucose / metabolism
Body Mass Index
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Disease / blood*,  epidemiology*,  radiography
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diabetes Mellitus / blood,  epidemiology
Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins / blood*
Metabolic Syndrome X / blood,  epidemiology
Middle Aged
Obesity / blood,  epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/FABP4 protein, human; 0/Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins

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