Serum paraoxonase activity is associated with epicardial fat tissue in renal transplant recipients


EROĞLU E. , KOÇYİĞİT I. , ÜNAL A. , Korkar H. , Karakukcu C. , Örsçelik O. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.47, no.8, pp.1409-1414, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-015-1051-8
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1409-1414

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of mortality in renal transplant recipients. Paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) has been shown to protect against atherosclerosis by modifying lipoproteins. Epicardial fat tissue (EFT) has been proposed as a new cardiovascular risk factor. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between PON-1 activity and EFT in renal transplant recipients.