Determination of RBC membrane and serum lipid composition in trinidadian type II diabetics with and without nephropathy

  title={Determination of RBC membrane and serum lipid composition in trinidadian type II diabetics with and without nephropathy},
  author={Bijoor Shivananda Nayak and Vishi Y Beharry and Shivani Armoogam and Melinda Nancoo and Kevin Ramadhin and Kiron Ramesar and Ciara Ramnarine and Anandi Singh and Anisha Singh and Kingsley Uche Nwachi and Surujpaul Teelucksing and Ramesh Mathura and Lesley Jean Roberts},
  journal={Vascular Health and Risk Management},
  pages={893 - 899}
AIM The rheological properties of erythrocytes are impaired in diabetes mellitus, especially because of changes in their membrane lipid composition.The aim of this study was to determine and examine the relationship between red blood cell (RBC) membrane and serum lipid composition in type II diabetes subjects with and without nephropathy. METHODS Trinidadian subjects aged 18-65 years were recruited for the study regardless of gender and ethnicity. Fasting blood samples were collected from 60… CONTINUE READING


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