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ea0034p233 | Obesity, diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2014

Microparticle profile in patients with type 2 diabetes

Konya Judit , Madden Leigh A , Sathyapalan Thozhukat , Kilpatrick Eric S , Atkin Stephen L

Introduction: Microparticles (MPs) are membrane sheds formed during cell activation or apoptosis and are characteristic to the cell of origin. Microparticles are thought to have procoagulant activity and a potential role in the inflammatory process. They have also been identified as potential cardiovascular risk factor markers. Microparticles are found to be elevated in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Annexin-V is a general apoptosis marker that binds to phospha...