Association between serum ceruloplasmin levels and arterial stiffness in korean men with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Min Jung Lee, Chang Hee Jung, Jenie Yoonoo Hwang, Mi Seon Shin, Ji Hee Yu, Woo Je Lee, Joong Yeol Park

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Background: Increased oxidative stress contributes to the development of arterial stiffness. Arterial stiffness, as measured by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), has been known to be correlated with oxidative stress. Serum ceruloplasmin (CP), a copper-carrying protein, may indicate the overall level of oxidative stress in the body. The present study investigated whether serum CP levels are associated with baPWV in Korean men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Subjects and Methods: Serum CP levels and conventional risk factors were measured in 760 Korean men with type 2 DM. Arterial stiffness was assessed by baPWV obtained with an automatic device (model VP-1000; Colin, Komaki, Japan). Results: Correlation analysis indicated a significant positive association between serum CP and baPWV (r=0.109, P=0.003). Age-adjusted baPWV increased gradually according to serum CP quartiles (Q1, 1,500.3±18.4 cm/s; Q2, 1,511.6±17.8 cm/s; Q3, 1,551.8±17.9 cm/s; Q4, 1,622.1±17.8 cm/s; P for trend<0.001). Multivariate linear regression analysis showed that serum CP was independently associated with baPWV in various models. Conclusions: A positive relationship was identified between CP and baPWV in adult male subjects with type 2 DM, which was independent of conventional cardiovascular risk factors. Further studies are needed to confirm whether CP contributes to the pathogenesis of increased arterial stiffness in subjects with type 2 DM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1097
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes Technology and Therapeutics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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