The effects of thyroid status on serum apolipoprotein A-I-containing lipoprotein particles


Ozata M., Yildirimkaya M. M. , Yilmaz K., Kutluay T., Çorakci A., Beyhan Z., ...More

Hormone and Metabolic Research, vol.30, no.4, pp.217-221, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2007-978869
  • Title of Journal : Hormone and Metabolic Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-221
  • Keywords: LpA-I, LpA-I : A-II, thyroid replacement, propylthiouracil, lipoproteins, HIGH-DENSITY-LIPOPROTEIN, CHOLESTERYL ESTER TRANSFER, REPLACEMENT THERAPY, HEPATIC LIPASE, PRIMARY HYPOTHYROIDISM, TRANSFER PROTEIN, PLASMA, LIPIDS, HYPERTHYROIDISM, METABOLISM

Abstract

Alterations of lipid profile are a well-known phenomenon in thyroid dysfunction. However, little is known about the influence of thyroid hormone on Lp A-I and LpA-I:A-II particles. We have, therefore, studied LpA-I and LpAI:A-II concentrations in a group of 20 patients with hyperthyroidism and in a group of 15 patients with hypothyroidism before and one month after attainment of euthyroidism. In hypothyroid patients, LDL-cholesterol and apo B concentrations decrease significantly after L-T, replacement treatment (from 4.49 ± 2.51 to 2.76 + 0.70 mmol/ L, P = 0.036 and from 89.4 ± 16.1 to 78.3 ± 13.3 mg/dL, P = 0.05, respectively), whereas no significant change was observed in the total cholesterol, HDL-C, LpA-I, LpA-I:A-II and apo A-I concentrations. In hyperthyroid patients, total cholesterol (from 3.58 ± 0.72 to 4.74 ± 1.39 mmol/L, P = 0.0025), HDL-C (from 1.19 ± 0.23 to 1.41 ± 0.27 mmol/L, P = 0.0084), LDL-C (from 1.83 ± 0.69 to 2.96 ± 1.20 mmol/l, P = 0.0025), apo A-I (from 85.6 ± 12.5 to 91.7 ± 18.1 mg/dL, P = 0.05) and apo B (from 52.7 ± 8.2 to 65.6 ± 16.5 mg/dL, P = 0.0013) increased after restoration of euthyroidism while triglycerides, LpA-I and LpA-I: A-II concentrations were unchanged. LpA-I and LpA-I:A-II concentrations were not related to thyroid hormones in both groups. Our study suggests that LpA-I and LpA-I:A-II particles are not under the direct control of thyroid hormones.