Enhanced Plasma H2S Levels Associated With Fasting Blood Glucose In Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
Keywords:Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Plasma H2S levels, Kolkata.
Introduction: A number of recent literatures suggest a potential role of H2S and H2S modifying agents in the etiology and management of type-2 diabetes mellitus.
Objective: The current study was aimed to evaluate the plasma levels of H2S in the patients with type 2 Diabetes mellitus and to find out if there is any relationship of H2S concentrations with the fasting blood glucose levels.
Methods: Plasma H2S levels were measured in sixty two recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients and compared with similar number of healthy volunteers as controls.
Results: The plasma H2S level in the patients ( 81.17 ± 16.40 micromol/l ) is significantly higher (P< 0.001) than the healthy controls (50.69 ± 8.69 micromol/l) and the H2S levels in plasma have significant positive correlation (r= 0.359, P=0.004) with fasting blood glucose levels.
Conclusion: The present study has elucidated that the patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus are associated with elevated plasma H2S levels which are well correlated with glucose levels. This reveals a potential the role of H2S modulators towards the management of this non-communicable epidemic disorder.
Asian Journal of Medical Sciences Vol.6(6) 2015 11-15
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