Concentration of leukocyte elastase in plasma and polymorphonuclear neutrophil extracts in type 2 diabetes.

@article{Piwowar2000ConcentrationOL,
  title={Concentration of leukocyte elastase in plasma and polymorphonuclear neutrophil extracts in type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Agnieszka Piwowar and Maria Knapik-Kordecka and Maria Warwas},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 12},
  pages={1257-61}
}
The concentration of leukocyte elastase/alpha1-proteinase inhibitor complexes in plasma and polymorphonuclear neutrophil extracts, and plasma trypsin inhibitory capacity were determined in 88 patients with type 2 diabetes and 47 control subjects. Higher values of these variables were found in patients as compared to controls (p < 0.001). The concentration of elastase was higher in obese patients than in lean ones (p < 0.05 for plasma, p < 0.01 for polymorphonuclear leukocytes). Only leukocyte… CONTINUE READING