Association between Protein Bound Sialic Acid and High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Prehypertension: A Possible Indication of Underlying Cardiovascular Risk
Source: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension, Volume 30, Number 5, July 2008 , pp. 367-374(8)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:The global burden posed by cardiovascular disease due to a rising incidence of known risk factors like essential hypertension underlines an urgent need to identify other potential risk factors like dyslipidemia, elevated levels of high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP), Apo-B, and sialic acid in prehypertensive subjects. This study sought to examine the possible alteration in the levels of hsCRP, plasma protein bound sialic acid, and other lipid risk factors and the possible interactions among these parameters in prehypertensive subjects. Forty prehypertensive and 34 normotensive male subjects were enrolled in the study. Lipid profile, hsCRP, Apo-B, sialic acid, and lipid risk ratios were estimated in both the groups. There was no significant difference between fasting glucose and BMI in either group. The levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, direct LDL-cholesterol, non-HDL cholesterol, and Apo-B were significantly increased in prehypertensive subjects compared with controls. The risk ratios calculated as direct LDL-cholesterol/Apo-B, total cholesterol/HDL-cholesterol, non-HDL-cholesterol/HDL-cholesterol were significantly elevated in prehypertensive subjects. There was also a significant increase in hsCRP and protein bound sialic acid in prehypertensive subjects in comparison with normotensive subjects. Correlation analysis revealed a significant association between the protein bound sialic acid with hsCRP, LDL cholesterol, and LDL-C/Apo-B. The findings of the present study suggest that in prehypertension, there is an association between protein bound sialic acid and hsCRP that reflects the clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in these subjects.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India 2: Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India 3: Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
Publication date: 2008-07-01