OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to investigate the levels of platelet activation marker SCUBE-1 and sCD40L which plays some role in the progression of atherosclerosis, in patients with hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The cohort of this study includes 90 patients and 35 healthy volunteers, who admitted to the internal medicine out-patient. Simultaneously in the same samples; SCUBE-1 and sCD40L measurements were accomplished by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The data obtained were analyzed statistically.
RESULTS: Hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in comparison to the control group that includes healthy volunteers; SCUBE-1 and sCD40L, were increased. And these results were statistically significant (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: SCUBE-1 and sCD40L levels were increased in Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism patients. This may indicate an increased endothelial dysfunction, platelet activation and cardiovascular risk in hypothyroidism. SCUBE-1 and sCD40L may be helpful in cardiovascular risk assessment of hypothyroid patients.Free PDF Download
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B. Bilir, N. Soysal-Atile, B. Ekiz Bilir, I. Yilmaz, I. Bali, N. Altintas, D. Baykiz, M. Aydin, S. Guldiken
Evaluation of SCUBE-1 and sCD40L biomarkers in patients with hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: a single-blind, controlled clinical study
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 20 - N. 3