Serum insulin-like growth factor binding protein 6 (IGFBP6) is increased in patients with type 1 diabetes and its complications

Shangsu Lu, Sharad Purohit, Ashok Sharma, Wenbo Zhi, Mingfang He, Yiqian Wang, Chao Jun Li, Jin Xiong She

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Abstract

Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) are associated with insulin resistance and accelerated micro-and macro-vascular complications of diabetes. We investigated the relationship between serum levels of IGFBP6 in type-1 diabetes (T1D) patients and diabetic complications. In this study, IGFBP6 was measured in the sera from 697 T1D patients and 681 healthy controls using a Luminex assay. Mean serum levels of IGFBP6 were higher in T1D patients than controls matched for sex and age (119.7 vs 130.6 ng/ml, p < 10-4). Subject age, sex and duration of disease have a significant impact on serum IGFBP6 levels in both T1D patients and healthy controls. Patients with complications have significantly higher mean serum IGFBP6 than patients without any complication (p = 3.5×10-6). More importantly, conditional logistic regression analysis suggested that T1D patients are more likely to have very high levels of serum IGFBP6 (in the 4th quartile) (OR = 1.7) than healthy controls. Furthermore, T1D patients with various complications are more likely to have very high levels of serum IGFBP6 (in the 4th quartile) than patients without any complication (OR = 1.7-22.9). These results indicate the clinical importance of measuring IGFBP6 to the better management of T1D patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 30 2012

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Keywords

  • Complications
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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