Mannose-Binding Lectin Genotype and Phenotype in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Myocardial Infarction

@inproceedings{Mellbin2010MannoseBindingLG,
  title={Mannose-Binding Lectin Genotype and Phenotype in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Myocardial Infarction},
  author={Linda Mellbin and Anders Hamsten and Klas Malmberg and Rudi M Steffensen and Lars Ryd{\'e}n and John {\"O}hrvik and Troels Krarup Hansen},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study characterizes mannose-binding lectin (MBL), an activator of the complement system and thereby important for inflammatory activation, in patients with diabetes and myocardial infarction. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Serum (S)-MBL was determined at hospital admission in 387 patients with type 2 diabetes (median age 70 years; 68% male) with myocardial infarction, and genotyping was performed in 287 patients. Cardiovascular events (cardiovascular mortality and nonfatal… CONTINUE READING

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