Project. Oxidative stress (OS) is enhanced in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Lipid peroxidation and oxidative damage to glycids, proteins and nucleic acids are main consequences of OS and are associated to increased cardiovascular risk. Vitamin E and Glutathione Peroxidase (GSH-Px) represent main antioxidant systems in human cells. Selenium (Se), bound to the active sites of GSH-Px, plays a critical role in this antioxidant defense system. Statins are widely used and extensively investigated in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, notably in high-risk subjects. Several studies suggest that statins show antioxidant effects, protecting low-density lipoproteins from oxidation. Aim of our study was to compare serum Se concentration in ESRD patients on maintenance HD and in homogeneous healthy subjects and to investigate whether chronic assumption of statins may interfere with serum Se concentration in HD patients. Procedure. A total of 103 HD patients and 69 healthy subjects were enrolled; HD patients were then divided into patients who were not treated with statins (group A) and patients who assumed statins since six months at least (group B). Serum Se was determined by atomic absorption spectrometry. Results. Serum Se was significantly lower in HD patients of group A compared to healthy subjects (81.65±19.66mcg/L Vs. 96.47±15.62mcg/L, p<0.0040). However, in HD patients who assumed statins serum Se was significantly higher than in HD patients who did not. (111.83±18.82mcg/L Vs. 81.65±19.66mcg/L, p<0.0001). Conclusions. our results suggest that in HD patients chronic assumption of statins is related to a higher availability of active antioxidant agents and to reduced oxidative stress.
Taccone Gallucci, M., Noce, A., Bertucci, P., Fabbri, C., Manca di Villahermosa, S., Della Rovere, F.R., et al. (2010). Chronic treatment with statins increases the availability of selenium in the antioxidant defence systems of hemodialysis patients. JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 24(1), 27-30.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Taccone Gallucci, M., Noce, A., Bertucci, P., Fabbri, C., Manca di Villahermosa, S., Della Rovere, F.R., et al. (2010). Chronic treatment with statins increases the availability of selenium in the antioxidant defence systems of hemodialysis patients. JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 24(1), 27-30.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12|
Settore MED/14 - Nefrologia
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2009.06.005|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||Chronic treatment with statins increases the availability of selenium in the antioxidant defence systems of hemodialysis patients.|
|Autori:||Taccone Gallucci, M; Noce, A; Bertucci, P; Fabbri, C; Manca di Villahermosa, S; Della Rovere, FR; De Francesco, M; Lonzi, M; Federici, G; Scaccia, F; Dessì, M|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|