Analysis of small dense LDL in patients with type 2 diabetic mellitus by the modified Krauss method using an internal standard

Hideko Tsukamoto, Izumi Takei, Keiko Ishii, Hiroko Fukada, Teruko Ohtake, Haruhito Kikuchi, Nobuyoshi Hirose, Kiyoaki Watanabe

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In patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (Type 2 DM), the relationship between the prevalence rate of small dense LDL (sdLDL) and parameters of lipid metabolism was analyzed using the method devised by modified Krauss method using apoferritin as an internal standard. The prevalence rate of sdLDL was 34% compared with it of normal subjects in this study. When the severity of Type 2 DM was classified into three groups of the HbA1c value, neither the sdLDL size nor its prevalence rate differed significantly depending upon the severity of the Type 2 DM. Also, when the prevalence rate of sdLDL was analyzed in relation to the severity of complications, i.e., of microangiopathy (retinopathy and nephropathy) or macroangiopathy (cerebral infarction), there was no significant difference in the prevalence rate of sdLDL depending on the severity of any of these complications. On the other hand, the prevalence rate of sdLDL was found to be correlated with the serum TG level. The serum level of TG-rich remnants (metabolites of TG) was also high in patients with sdLDL. It should take notice that the assessment of sdLDL should be used the authorized method for the evaluation. Thus it is concluded that the levels of sdLDL were important in evaluation of Type 2 DM. The prevalence rate of sdLDL did not correlate with the severity, nor the modalities for the complications of Type 2 DM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-824
Number of pages7
JournalRinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep


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