Lipoprotein lipase disturbances induced by uremia and hemodialysis
2009 (English)In: Seminars in dialysis, ISSN 0894-0959, E-ISSN 1525-139X, Vol. 22, no 4, 442-444 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Factors such as malnutrition, physical inactivity, uremic toxins, and inflammation are known to influence the activity of lipoprotein lipase (LPL), an important enzyme in metabolism of blood lipids. In patients with chronic kidney disease these factors are common and may result in a decreased LPL activity. This is particularly so in patients on hemodialysis. Further, during each dialysis treatment, the use of heparin (or low molecular weight heparin) induces a release of LPL from its normal binding sites at the plasma membrane of endothelial cells. This results in an increased degradation of the enzyme and a relative lack of LPL activity for up to 10 hours from the start of the dialysis. Thus, the use of conventional anticoagulation for hemodialysis, in addition to the consequences of the uremic state, may cause a severe functional deficiency of LPL. This in turn may have deleterious effects on energy metabolism and may contribute to the increased risk for cardiovascular disease in this vulnerable group of patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 22, no 4, 442-444 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30619DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2009.00597.xPubMedID: 19708998OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30619DiVA: diva2:284937