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Journal archive > 2013 > N 3 May-June

BIOLOGICAL ROLE OF FETUIN A AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPORTANCE FOR PREDICTION
OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS
 
M. Yu. Gorshunska1, Y. I. Karachentsev1,2, N. A. Kravchun2, E. Jansen3, Zh. A. Leshchenko2,
A. I. Gladkih2, N. S. Krasova2, T. V. Tyzhnenko2, Y. A. Opaleyko2, V. V. Роltorak2
 
1Kharkiv Postgraduate Medical Academy,Ukraine;
2SI V. Danilevsky Institute of Endocrine Pathology Problems, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv;
3National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands;

The authors’ data and those from literature concerning biological role of fetuin A glycoprotein have been generalized in the article. A direct correlation has been established between fetuin A and some adipokines involved in the formation of insulin resistance and atherogenesis (progranu­lin, omentin-1), and osteoprotegerin (the novel cardiovascular risk factor) as well as an increase of circulating levels of fetuin A in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with high cardiovascular risk metabolic pattern but without manifestations of macrovascular complications. This substantiates the involvement of fetuin A in the complex of biomarkers of subclinical atherosclerosis.

Key words: fetuin A, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular risk, adipokines, atherosclerosis, insulin resistance.

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