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Association between ischemia modified albumin, inflammation and hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Clin Biochem. 2009 Dec 4

Kaefer M, Piva SJ, De Carvalho JA, Da Silva DB, Becker AM, Coelho AC, Duarte MM, Moresco RN.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil; Laboratório de Bioquímica Clínica, Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

Objectives: The aim of this study was assess serum ischemia modified albumin (IMA) in type 2 diabetes patients and determine its correlation with other risk factors for chronic complications such as inflammation and hyperglycemia. Design and Methods: Fasting glucose, glycated albumin, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, creatinine, uric acid, albumin, lactic acid, high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) and IMA were measured in 80 patients with type 2 diabetes and 26 controls.

 

 

Results: Fasting glucose, glycated albumin, triglycerides, creatinine, IMA, and hs-CRP were significantly higher in patients with type 2 diabetes. Correlations were weak but significant between IMA and fasting glucose, IMA and hs-CRP, hs-CRP and HDL-cholesterol, and hs-CRP and fasting glucose were observed. Conclusions: We have shown higher levels of IMA and hs-CRP in type 2 diabetes. Hyperglycemia and inflammation reduces the capacity of albumin to bind cobalt, resulting in higher IMA levels.