The Investigation of Serum Vaspin Level in Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease

Mehmet Ali Kobat, Ahmet Celik, Mehmet Balin, Yakup Altas, Adil Baydas, Musa Bulut, Suleyman Aydin, Necati Dagli, Mustafa Ferzeyn Yavuzkir, Selcuk Ilhan


Background: It was speculated that fatty tissue originated adipocytokines may play role in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. These adipocytokines may alter vascular homeostasis by effecting endothelial cells, arterial smooth muscle cells and macrophages. Vaspin is a newly described member of adipocytokines family. We aimed to investigate whether plasma vaspin level has any predictive value in coronary artery disease (CAD).

Methods: Forty patients who have at least single vessel >=70 % stenosis demostrated angiographically and 40 subjects with normal coronary anatomy were included to the study. The vaspin levels were measured from serum that is obtained by centrifigation of blood and stored at -20 oC by ELISA method. The length, weight and body mass index of patients were measured. Biochemical parameters including total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein, high density lipoprotein, creatinine, sodium, potassium, hemoglobine, uric acid and fasting glucose were also measured.

Results: Biochemical markers levels were similar in both groups. Serum vaspin levels were significantly lower in CAD patients than control group (respectively; 256 219 pg/ml vs. 472 564 pg/ml, P < 0.02). Beside this serum vaspin level was lower in control group with high systolic blood pressure.

Conclusion: Serum vaspin levels were found significantly lower in patients with CAD than age-matched subjects with normal coronary anatomy. Vaspin may be used as a predictor of CAD.



Coronary artery disease; Vaspin; Adipokine

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