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Inverse correlation between serum free IGF-I and IGFBP-3 levels and blood pressure in patients affected with type 1 diabetes.

Authors: Capoluongo, E  Pitocco, D  Lulli, P  Minucci, A  Santonocito, C  Manto, A  Di Stasio, E  Zaccardi, F  Zuppi, C  Ghirlanda, G  Ameglio, F 
Citation: Capoluongo E, etal., Cytokine. 2006 Jun;34(5-6):303-11. Epub 2006 Aug 2.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:16887362
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.cyto.2006.06.007

BACKGROUND: Even though the gene encoding for IGF-I is considered of most importance amongst blood pressure-regulating genes in mouse models, little and discordant data are available in literature for what concerns a possible relationship between blood pressure and serum free IGF-I values in humans. In addition, no information is available on type 1 diabetes patients. AIM: Our aim is to analyze the relationship between systolic and diastolic blood pressure and serum free IGF-I and IGFBP-3 levels in subjects suffering from type 1 diabetes. RESULTS: A highly significant inverse correlation was observed between serum free IGF-I levels and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in subjects affected with type 1 diabetes. Similar but less significant relationships were observed for IGFBP-3, whose levels were also significantly and directly correlated with those of free IGF-I. The correlation between systolic and diastolic blood pressures with free IGF-I and between systolic blood pressure and IGFBP-3 levels were confirmed after adjusting for age, gender, age at diagnosis, disease duration, familial history, HBA1c, and amount of insulin administered by multivariate logistic regression analysis. A decrease in free IGF-I and IGFBP-3 levels, along with increases in blood pressure, significantly influenced the presence of diabetic complications, confirming how these molecules may be considered as severity markers for patients with type 1 diabetes as well as risk factors for altered pressure control linked diseases.


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Created: 2009-10-14
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