Klelia D. Salpea

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OBJECTIVE High oxidative stress potentially leads to accelerated telomere shortening and consequent premature cell senescence, implicated in type 2 diabetes (T2D) development. Therefore, we studied the association of leukocyte telomere length (LTL) with the presence of T2D, as well as the effect on the patients' LTL of plasma oxidative stress and of(More)
The metabolic syndrome (MetS), as well as postprandial hypertriglyceridemia, is associated with coronary heart disease. This study aimed to evaluate the postprandial lipemia after oral fat tolerance test (OFTT) in subjects with MetS and compare them to hypertensive (HTN) and healthy subjects. OFTT was given to 33 men with MetS (defined by the Adult(More)
The effects of co-administration of nicotinic acid (NA) and alcohol (Alc) on liver function in male Wistar rats were evaluated. The rats were randomized into five groups: (i) Olive oil (Oil), (ii) Alc+Oil, (iii) NA+Oil, (iv) NA+Alc+Oil, and (v) Controls (fed only normal rat chow). Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline(More)
BACKGROUND Postprandial hyperlipidaemia may be a predictor of vascular risk. DESIGN We evaluated postprandial lipaemia after an oral fat tolerance test (OFTT) in men (n=41) and women (n=21) with metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS Triglyceride (TG) levels were measured before and 2, 4, 6 and 8 h after the fat load. RESULTS Men showed a greater plasma(More)
Inter-individual variability in telomere length is highly heritable and has been correlated with risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Our aim was to determine the association of mean leukocyte telomere length with paternal history of premature myocardial infarction (MI). Mean leukocyte telomere length was measured with real-time polymerase chain reactions(More)
Shorter telomeres have been reported in premature myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Our work aimed at confirming the association of shorter telomere with MI in two case–control studies and in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The HIFMECH study compared 598 white male patients (<60 years) who survived a first(More)
PURPOSE Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene is involved in the reverse cholesterol transport in humans. Thus, it is a candidate for studying the susceptibility to coronary heart disease (CHD). The goal of the current investigation was to determine any association between CETP polymorphisms (I405V and TaqIB), and severity of coronary stenosis,(More)
The aim of this study was to determine leukocyte telomere length (LTL) in individuals with periodontitis and controls, exploring its relationship with systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. Five hundred sixty-three participants were recruited for this case-control study: 356 subjects with and 207 subjects without periodontitis. LTL was measured by a(More)
Tumor progression locus-2 (Tpl2) kinase is a major inflammatory mediator in immune cell types recently found to be genetically associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Here we show that Tpl2 may exert a dominant homeostatic rather than inflammatory function in the intestine mediated specifically by subepithelial intestinal myofibroblasts (IMFs).(More)
BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with an increased incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD). Postprandial hypertriglyceridaemia is also associated with CHD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the postprandial lipaemia after an oral fat tolerance test (OFTT) in women with MetS. METHODS OFTT, was given to 21 menopausal women with(More)