Apolipoprotein E polymorphism in diabetic and non-diabetic patients: does it really contribute to atherosclerosis?


CAMSARI A., TAMER L., ATES N., PEKDEMIR H., CICEK D., ERCAN B., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.60, no.4, pp.409-414, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.60.4.2004990
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-414

Abstract

Objective - The exact mechanism of the increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in type-2 diabetes is still undefined. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of apolipoprotein E (apo E) polymorphism and other factors on atherosclerotic vascular disease in type-2 diabetic patients. We also examined the association between apo E polymorphism and lipid profile in diabetic patients.