Plasma ghrelin levels are closely associated with severity and morphology of angiographically-detected coronary atherosclerosis in Chineses patients with diabetes mellitus

@inproceedings{Zhang2012PlasmaGL,
  title={Plasma ghrelin levels are closely associated with severity and morphology of angiographically-detected coronary atherosclerosis in Chineses patients with diabetes mellitus},
  author={Min Zhang and Weiyi Fang and Fang Yuan and Xin-kai Qu and Hua Liu and Ying-jia Xu and Hui Li Chen and Yong-fu Yu and Yan Shen and Zhi-chun Zheng},
  booktitle={Acta Pharmacologica Sinica},
  year={2012}
}
Aim:Low plasma ghrelin level was found to be associated with diabetes, and ghrelin was shown to inhibit pro-atherogenic changes in experimental models of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma ghrelin levels and coronary atherosclerotic lesions in Chinese patients with diabetes.Methods:Plasma ghrelin levels were measured using an ELISA kit. The severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) was determined via angiography. Composition of… CONTINUE READING