Plasma cystatin C concentration in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: relation with nephropathy.

@article{Piwowar1999PlasmaCC,
  title={Plasma cystatin C concentration in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: relation with nephropathy.},
  author={Agnieszka Piwowar and Maria Knapik-Kordecka and H Buczyńska and Maria Warwas},
  journal={Archivum immunologiae et therapiae experimentalis},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={327-31}
}
We determined plasma concentrations of cystatin C, beta2-microglobulin - beta2-MG (low molecular mass protein markers of glomerular filtration rate - GFR), creatinine (marker of GFR) and urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) excretion (marker of glomerular and tubular dysfunction) in 41 non-insulin-dependent diabetic patients. A significant increase of all the measured parameters (p<0.001, p<0.05, p<0.05 and p<0.001, respectively) in comparison to the control group, was observed. In the… CONTINUE READING