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Tissue factor antigen is elevated in patients with microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus.

Authors: Zumbach, M  Hofmann, M  Borcea, V  Luther, T  Kotzsch, M  Muller, M  Hergesell, O  Andrassy, K  Ritz, E  Ziegler, R  Wahl, P  Nawroth, PP 
Citation: Zumbach M, etal., Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 1997;105(4):206-12.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:9285207
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1055/s-0029-1211753

Patients with late diabetic complications have increased levels of parameters indicating activation of coagulation (Takakashi et al., 1989; Ceriello, 1993; Murakami et al., 1993; Kario et al., 1995; Shimizu et al., 1995; Yokoyama et al., 1996), endothelial cell damage (Jensen, 1989; Iwashima et al., 1990; Sernau et al., 1995; Gabath et al., 1996). TF is believed to activate the coagulation mechanism in patients with late complications of diabetes. We studied the TF antigen plasma levels in 72 patients with diabetes mellitus (36 type I, 36 type II) with respect to its relevance as a marker of microvascular diabetic complications. TF levels did not correlate with macrovascular disease, diabetes type or age. Sixty patients with decreased renal function not due to diabetes were studied for evaluation of the contribution of renal failure to TF antigen plasma levels. We did not find a significant correlation of TF with s-creatinine in non diabetic patients (r = 0.27, p > 0.05). However, TF levels were elevated in diabetic patients with microvascular disease. Patients with retinopathy had higher TF levels than without (0.30 ng/ml vs 0.11 ng/ml, p < 0.007). When patients were divided into subgroups according to the urine albumin concentration, TF antigen of patients without albuminuria (0.019 ng/ml, n = 25) did not differ from patients with microalbuminuria (0.095 ng/ml, n = 19 p > 0.05). However, TF levels were significantly higher in patients with macroalbuminuria (n = 28; 0.215 ng/ml, p < 0.005). Thus activation of coagulation in patients with microvascular complications of diabetes may be triggered by tissue factor.


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