OBJECTIVE Activation of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) in diabetic vasculature is considered to be a key mediator of atherogenesis. This study examines the effects of deletion of RAGE on the development of atherosclerosis in the diabetic apoE(-/-) model of accelerated atherosclerosis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS ApoE(-/-) and… (More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is involved in the process of vascular calcification. We investigated whether OPG is associated with the development and progression of diabetes complications in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Serum OPG was measured in 1,939 adults with T1D participating in the Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy… (More)
Diabetic kidney disease, or diabetic nephropathy (DN), is a major complication of diabetes and the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) that requires dialysis treatment or kidney transplantation. In addition to the decrease in the quality of life, DN accounts for a large proportion of the excess mortality associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D).… (More)
Upstream transcription factor 1 (USF1), the first gene associated with familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL), regulates numerous genes of glucose and lipid metabolism. Phenotypic overlap between FCHL, type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome makes this gene an intriguing candidate in the disease process of these traits as well. As no disease-associated… (More)
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are important mediators of diabetic nephropathy that act through the receptor for AGEs (RAGE), as well as other mechanisms, to promote renal inflammation and glomerulosclerosis. The relative contribution of RAGE-dependent and RAGE-independent signaling pathways has not been previously studied in vivo. In this study,… (More)
behalf of the FinnDiane Study Group. Osteoprotegerin is an independent predictor of vascular events in Finnish adults with type 1 diabetes. In Table 5 of the article listed above, the heading of the second column should be " Incident stroke " rather than " Incident CHD. " The online version reflects these changes.
The study was aimed to compare inflammatory parameters between carriers of apoE4 isoforms (apoE4/3, apoE4/2, and apoE4/4 phenotypes) and those of carrying apoE3 isoform without apoE4 isoform (apoE3/3 phenotypes and apoE2/3 phenotypes). The concentrations of serum hsCRP, sVCAM-1, sICAM-1, and sE-selectin were measured in 211 subjects from Finnish low-HDL… (More)
Obesity increases the risk for several diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension, osteoarthritis and certain cancers. In addition, obese individuals often have elevated blood pressure, increased levels of serum triglycerides (TG), free fatty acids (FFA) and insulin, as well as decreased serum high density… (More)