Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Research Unit National Medical Center

Seguro, Mexico

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Research Unit National Medical Center

Seguro, Mexico
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De La Chesnaye E.,Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Research Unit National Medical Center | Manuel-Apolinar L.,Endocrine Research Unit | Zarate A.,Endocrine Research Unit | Damasio L.,Endocrine Research Unit | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2015

Background: De-regulation of adipocytokines synthesis and secretion appears to be involved in the pathogenesis of different metabolic diseases. Aims: We assessed a possible association between plasmatic levels of lipocalin-2 (LCN2) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), as well as among levels of LCN2 and those of adiponectin, ghrelin, leptin and resistin, in Mexican diabetic patients. Subjects and methods: Fifty-three healthy individuals and fifty-three with long-term T2DM were included. Measurements from all patients for BMI, fasting glucose, insulin, lipids and adipocytokine profiles were obtained. Results: Comparison of data between the corresponding for diabetic subjects and those of healthy individuals showed significant differences in every anthropometric and metabolic parameter analyzed (P < 0.001). In diabetic subjects, lipocalin-2 and ghrelin plasmatic levels were statistically diminished (P < 0.001) in comparison with the levels registered in healthy subjects. In conclusion, in this study we found that LCN2 plasmatic levels are reduced in Mexican subjects with long-term diabetes and this reduction in circulating concentrations is similar to the one reported for anti-inflammatory adipocytokines, which suggests that lipocalin-2 is somehow involved in insulin resistance and cardiometabolic alterations through an uncharacterized mechanism generated by the inflammation process. © 2015, E-Century Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved.

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