Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2017; 125(08): 547-553
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-109099
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RBP4/Lp-PLA2/Netrin-1 signaling regulation of cognitive dysfunction in diabetic nephropathy complicated with silent cerebral infarction

Danyan Chen1, Xiaolong Huang2, Song Lu1, Huacong Deng3, Hua Gan4, Xiaogang Du4, Tang Weixue5
  • 1Departments of Endocrinology & Nephrology, the Chongqing General Hospital, Chongqing, China
  • 2Departments of Neurosurgery, No. 324 Hospital of PLA, Chongqing, China
  • 3Departments of Endocrinology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China
  • 4Departments of Nephrology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China
  • 5Departments of Pathophysiology, Basic Medical College, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China
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Publication History

received 17 October 2016
revised 12 April 2017

accepted 18 April 2017

Publication Date:
13 July 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Aim To investigate the RBP4/Lp-PLA2/Netrin-1 signal regulation of cognitive function impairment in diabetic nephropathy patients with silent cerebral infarction (SCI).

Methods One-hundred patients newly diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy patients were included. The patients were divided into SCI group and NSCI group according to the radiological data. The degrees of cognitive dysfunction were evaluated. Serum RBP4 concentrations were determined by ELISA and protein expressions of Lp-PLA2 and Netrin-1 were determined by Western Blot.

Results Compared with NSCI group, the cognitive function of patients in SCI group was impaired, the concentrations of RBP4 and the expressions of Lp-PLA2 and Netrin-1 increased (P<0.05). RBP4 concentrations were positively correlated with the cognitive dysfunction of SCI patients. Moreover, there existed a regression correlation between them.

Conclusion RBP4 may be used as a predictive factor of diabetic nephropathy patients complicated with SCI and is positively correlated with cognitive dysfunction. RBP4/Lp-PLA2/Netrin-1 pathway activation may be one of the occurrence mechanisms in diabetic nephropathy complicated with SCI.