Urinary Angiotensinogen Could Be a Prognostic Marker of Renoprotective Effects of Alogliptin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
The aims of this study were (1) to examine the renoprotective effects of alogliptin and (2) to establish urinary angiotensinogen (AGT) as a prognostic marker of renoprotective effects of alogliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).In 43 patients with T2D (18 women, 66.1 ± 1.71 years), 25 mg/day of alogliptin was added to the traditional hypoglycemic agents and/or nondrug treatments. Urinary concentrations of albumin (Alb) and AGT, normalized by urinary concentrations of creatinine (Cr) (UAlbCR and UAGTCR, respectively), were measured before and after the 12-week alogliptin treatment.Alogliptin treatment tended to decrease UAlbCR (99.6 ± 26.8 versus 114.6 ± 36.0 mg/g Cr, P = 0.198). Based on % change in UAlbCR, patients were divided into two groups, responders (< -25%) and nonresponders (≥ -25%), and a logistic analysis of UAGTCR before treatment showed cutoff value of 20.8 µg/g Cr. When all patients were redivided into two groups, those with higher values of UAGTCR before the treatment (Group H, n = 20) and those with lower values (Group L), Group H showed significantly decreased UAlbCR in response to alogliptin (-14.6 ± 8.6 versus +22.8 ± 16.8%, P = 0.033).Urinary AGT could be a prognostic marker of renoprotective effects of alogliptin in patients with T2D.
Mizushige, T; Kobori, H; Nishijima, Y; Yano, Y; Sakata, K; Hayakawa, M; Nishiyama, A
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