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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

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The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
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Fiziol. Zh. 2014; 60(1): 84-90

Serum levels of endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide-II in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Mohyl'nyts'ka LA.

    Regional Hospital, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine


Endothelial dysfunction is implicated in the pathogenesis of macrovascular complications of diabetes and atherosclerosis. Endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide-II (EMAPII) is a multifunctional polypeptide with proinflammatory and antiangiogenic activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the serum level of EMAP-II in obese and nonobese patients with type 2 diabetes. We found an increase of serum level of EMAP-II in obese diabetic patients compared to obese subjects without diabetes. Similar alterations were observed also in non-obese diabetic patients compared to control subjects. Moreover, it was significant elevation of serum EMAP-II in obese patients without diabetes compared to control subjects. In obese and non-obese patients with diabetes it was a significant correlation between HbAc1, blood glucose, body mass index and levels of EMAP-II, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and EMAP-II. In obese non-diabetic patients it was significant correlation between BMI, triglycerides, total cholesterol and EMAP-II. The revealed change of EMAP-II serum level reflects an endothelial dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes. Hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia and obesity appear to be significant factors contributing to elevation of EMAP-II level

Keywords: EMAP-II, diabetes, endothelial dysfunction.


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