Evaluation of α-klotho Level in Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) Children

Tarhani, Fariba and Heidari, Ghobad and Nezami, Ali Reza (2020) Evaluation of α-klotho Level in Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) Children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab.

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Objectives Reduced levels of α-Klotho is associated with the pathogenesis of various diseases including diabetes. In type I diabetes, decrease in Klotho leads to apoptosis of β-cells of pancreases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of α-Klotho in type I diabetic pediatric patients. Methods In this cross-sectional single centered study, 46 patients presenting type I diabetes mellitus (case group) and 78 control group under the age of 12, referred to our clinic were included in our study. Serum levels of soluble Klotho were measured by sandwich ELISA in case and control groups. Statistical analysis was conducted for the data recorded via questionnaire. Results Mean age of the patients in the case and control group was 7.65 ± 3.09 and 7 ± 2.37, respectively. Type I diabetes patients had a significant reduction in the levels of serum Klotho, as compared to controls (p<0.001). However, gender and age-based comparison between patient and control group was not significant. Conclusions This study reports a significant decrease in the serum levels of α-Klotho in type 1 diabetic patients. Low levels of Klotho can be associated with diabetic nephropathy and other comorbidities in these patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2020 04:36
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2020 04:36
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2206

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