Sialic acid content of low-density lipoprotein in hemodialysis patients


SERDAR M. A. , Yilmaz K. B. , Gunaydin A., Tapan S., Caglar K., Yaman H., ...More

DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION, vol.31, no.2, pp.97-101, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-101

Abstract

Objectives. High morbidity and mortality rates due to chronic heart diseases in patients on hemodialysis is a well-known entity. The main lipid disorder leading to atherosclerosis in these patients is LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) elevation. Recently, it has been suggested that a decrease in the sialic acid content of LDL may also cause atherosclerosis.