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The antioxidant status of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E in children with type 1 diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Jornal de Pediatria, February 2018
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Title
The antioxidant status of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E in children with type 1 diabetes
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Jornal de Pediatria, February 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.jped.2017.12.005
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Usama M Alkholy, Nermin Abdalmonem, Ahmed Zaki, Mohamed A Elkoumi, Mustafa I Abu Hashim, Maha A A Basset, Hossam E Salah

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant status of plasma vitamin E and plasma and intracellular coenzyme Q10 in children with type 1 diabetes. This case-control study was conducted on 72 children with type 1 diabetes and compared to 48 healthy children, who were age, sex, and ethnicity-matched. The diabetic children were divided according to their glycosylated hemoglobin (A1c %) into two groups: poor and good glycemic control groups. All children underwent full history taking, clinical examination, and laboratory measurement of complete blood count, A1c %, plasma cholesterol, triglycerides, and vitamin E levels and coenzyme Q10 levels in plasma, erythrocytes, and platelets. Children with poor glycemic control showed significantly higher plasma vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, triglycerides, low-density lipoproteins, waist circumference/height ratio, cholesterol levels, and lower high-density lipoproteins and platelet coenzyme Q10 redox status in comparison to those with good glycemic control and the control group (p<0.05). Plasma coenzyme Q10 showed a positive correlation with the duration of type 1 diabetes, triglycerides, cholesterol, vitamin E, and A1c %, and negative correlation with the age of the diabetic group (p<0.05). The platelet redox status showed a negative correlation with the A1c % levels (r=-0.31; p=0.022) and the duration of type 1 diabetes (r=-0.35, p=0.012). Patients with type 1 diabetes, especially poorly controlled, had elevation of plasma vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 levels and decreased platelet redox status of coenzyme Q10, which may be an indicator of increased oxidative stress.

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Unknown 56 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 16%
Student > Master 5 9%
Other 5 9%
Researcher 5 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 5%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 22 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 26 46%
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#20,663,600
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#645
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#6
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