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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.119, No.2, p.112-115, 2018

Title: Evaluation of fractalkine (FKN) and secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP-4) serum levels in patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
Author: S. Baldane, S. H. Ipekci, A. Ekin, S. Abusoglu, A. Unlu, L. Kebapcilar


OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare serum levels of FKN and SFRP-4 in patients with normal glucose tolerance (NGT), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
METHODS: A total of 152 patients presented to the endocrinology outpatient clinic of our hospital were included in the study. Eighty-two patients with a history of T2DM were assigned to the T2DM group. IGT (n = 34) and NGT (n = 36) groups included the patients who received oral glucose tolerance test outcomes.
RESULTS: Serum FKN levels were significantly higher in the IGT and T2DM groups compared to the NGT group (p < 0.001 and p < 0.001, respectively).

Serum SFRP-4 levels were significantly higher in the T2DM group compared to the IGT and NGT groups (p = 0.001 and p = 0.004, respectively). A significant correlation was observed between FKN and fasting glucose levels. SFRP-4 was significantly correlated with fasting glucose, HbA1c, and triglyceride levels.
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, increased FKN levels in patients with IGT were demonstrated for the first time in this study. The results of our study support the opinion that FKN and SFRP-4 may contribute to the pathogenesis of T2DM (Tab. 1, Fig. 3, Ref. 23).

Keywords: inflammation, insulin secretion, secreted frizzled-related protein 4, fractalkine
Published online: 12-Feb-2018
Year: 2018, Volume: 119, Issue: 2 Page From: 112, Page To: 115

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