Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase is activated in subjects at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and is associated with impaired vascular reactivity

Csaba Szabo, Anne Zanchi, Katalin Komjáti, Pál Pacher, Andrzej S. Krolewski, William C. Quist, Frank W. LoGerfo, Edward S. Horton, Aristidis Veves

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Abstract

Background - We have previously shown that endothelial function is impaired not only in diabetes but also in subjects at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. We hypothesized that changes in the expression or activity of the endothelial isoform of nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) are related to this impairment. Methods and Results - We included a control group of 21 healthy subjects, a group of 22 healthy individuals with parental history of type 2 diabetes, a group of 23 subjects with impaired glucose tolerance, and a group of 21 type 2 diabetic patients. Two 2-mm forearm skin biopsies were taken from each participant and used for measurements. The percentage of PARP-positive endothelial nuclei was higher in the group with parental history of type 2 diabetes and diabetic patients compared with the controls (Pα0.001). Immunoreactivity for nitrotyrosine (a marker of reactive nitrogen species) was higher in the diabetic group compared with all other groups (P<0.01). No differences in the expression of eNOS and RAGE were found among all 4 groups. The polymorphism of the eNOS gene was also studied and was not found to influence eNOS expression or microvascular functional measurements. Conclusions - PARP activation is present in healthy subjects at risk of developing diabetes as well as in established type 2 diabetic patients, and it is associated with impairments in the vascular reactivity in the skin microcirculation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2680-2686
Number of pages7
JournalCirculation
Volume106
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acetylcholine
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Endothelium
  • Microcirculation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Szabo, C., Zanchi, A., Komjáti, K., Pacher, P., Krolewski, A. S., Quist, W. C., LoGerfo, F. W., Horton, E. S., & Veves, A. (2002). Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase is activated in subjects at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and is associated with impaired vascular reactivity. Circulation, 106(21), 2680-2686. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.CIR.0000038365.78031.9C