Angiopoietin-2, its soluble receptor Tie-2, and metabolic syndrome components in a population-based sample

Roberto Lorbeer, Sebastian E. Baumeister, Marcus Dörr, Matthias Nauck, Anne Grotevendt, Sabrina Schlesinger, Alexander Teumer, Henry Völzke, Hans Jörgen Grabe, Henri Wallaschofski, Ramachandran S. Vasan, Wolfgang Lieb

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Abstract

Objective: Since angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) levels strongly correlate with cardiovascular mortality and subclinical cardiovascular disease, it was hypothesized that levels of Ang-2 and its soluble receptor (sTie-2) were associated with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and individual MetS components. Methods: Within the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania, two sets of analyses were performed. First, Ang-2 and sTie-2 were related to the prevalence of MetS and its components cross-sectionally (n = 3,205). Second, the association between baseline Ang-2 and sTie-2 and incident MetS or longitudinal changes in its components in 1,295 individuals was investigated. Results: High Ang-2 levels (90th percentile), compared with low Ang-2 levels (10th percentile), were positively associated with MetS (OR: 1.78) and with the following MetS criteria: increased triglycerides, lower HDL cholesterol, and higher non-fasting glucose. Furthermore, high sTie-2 levels (90th percentile), compared with low levels (10th percentile), were positively related to MetS (OR: 1.58) and most of its components. However, Ang-2 and sTie-2 levels were not associated with incident MetS or longitudinal change in components of MetS. Conclusions: Ang-2 and sTie-2 levels were cross-sectionally associated with MetS and several of its components. However, Ang-2 and sTie-2 levels were not associated with incident MetS or changes in individual MetS components during follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2038-2041
Number of pages4
JournalObesity
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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