Circulating Levels of Klotho in Premature and Term Babies: Correlations with Growth and Metabolic Parameters

Klotho, a transmembrane protein with anti-aging properties, regulates phosphate, calcium and bone metabolism, induces resistance against oxidative stress and may participate in insulin signalling. Neonates, especially preterm ones, are prone to metabolic disturbances and oxidative stress.Objective: To evaluate circulating Klotho concentrations in preterm… CONTINUE READING