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OBJECTIVE Osteoprotegerin (OPG) regulates osteoclast and immune functions and appears to represent a protective factor for vascular system. However, the role of OPG in endothelial dysfunction of type 1 diabetic patients has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma OPG levels and endothelium-dependent(More)
Osteoprotegerin is a recently identified inhibitor of bone resorption. Recent studies indicate that osteoprotegerin also acts as an important regulatory molecule in the vasculature. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma osteoprotegerin levels and endothelium-dependent arterial dilation in type 2 diabetic patients. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the role of the autoantibodies against M(2)-muscarinic receptor (M(2)-receptor), beta(1)-adrenergic receptor (beta(1)-receptor) in the development of diabetic with refractory hypertension. METHODS Serum autoantibodies against M(2) and beta(1) were detected by ELISA using synthesized epitopes of the second extracellular loop of M(2)(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the positive rates of autoantibodies against beta1 adrenergic receptors (beta1-receptor) and angiotensin II type 1 receptors (AT(1)-receptor) in type 2 diabetes patients with or without hypertension. METHODS The epitopes of the second extracellular loop of beta1-receptor (197 - 222) and AT(1) receptor (165 - 191) were synthesized and(More)
OBJECTIVE Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is considered a transitional phase in the development of type 2 diabetes, and is also independently associated with the occurrence of cardiovascular disease. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) represents a very early step in the development of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to examine ED in the fasting(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have confirmed that angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy (DN) has special advantages. We observed the effects of valsartan and metoprolol tartrate hydrchloride in treatment of DN patients with positive β1-adrenergic and anti-angiotensin II type 1(More)
UNLABELLED OCTOBER: To explore the effects of the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) liraglutide on the penile erectile function of rats with diabetic erectile dysfunction (DED) by observing the impact of liraglutide on the expression of eNOS in the corpus cavernosum of diabetic rats. METHODS We randomly divided 30 six-week-old male SD rats into a normal(More)
To investigate the effect of prazosin on patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN), α1-adrenergic receptor (α1-R) autoantibodies and refractory hypertension, a total of 126 patients with DN and hypertension were recruited. The patients were divided into a refractory hypertension group, (n=76) and a non-refractory hypertension group (n=50). The epitope of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relation between the positive rates of autoantibodies against beta(1) adrenergic receptor (beta1-receptor)and (M2-receptor) with urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) in type 2 diabetes patients with refractory hypertension. METHODS Autoantibodies against beta(1)- and M(2)-receptor as well as autoantibodies were determined in type(More)