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Urine 6-sulfatoxymelatonin levels are inversely associated with arterial stiffness in post-menopausal women

Authors
 Jee-Yon Lee  ;  Duk-Chul Lee 
Citation
 Maturitas, Vol.78(2) : 117-122, 2014 
Journal Title
 Maturitas 
ISSN
 0378-5122 
Issue Date
2014
Abstract
OBJECT: The secretion of melatonin, a pleiotropic hormone mainly synthesized by the pineal gland, typically decreases with age and may be associated with the development of aging-related pathologic conditions such as cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis is an aging-related disease, the pathogenesis of which involves chronic inflammation and increased oxidative stress. Since melatonin has both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it may be associated with atherosclerosis. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between urine concentrations of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (aMT6s) and arterial stiffness in post-menopausal women. METHODS: A total of 66 post-menopausal women participated in the study. Melatonin secretion was estimated by measuring aMT6s levels in first morning urine samples. The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) was used as an indicator of arterial stiffness. RESULTS: Estimated mean CAVI decreased gradually with increasing aMT6s quartiles. The multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the fourth aMT6s quartile was associated with a high CAVI with an adjusted odds ratio of 0.03 (95% confidence interval, 0.01-0.47). CONCLUSION: Our study revealed an inverse relationship between urine aMT6s and arterial stiffness as determined by CAVI. Although it is impossible to determine causality, our results suggest that melatonin may have a beneficial role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Further prospective studies are required to establish the clinical significance of our study.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378512214001182
DOI
10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.03.010
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Ophthalmology (안과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김찬윤(Kim, Chan Yun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8373-9999
성공제(Seong, Gong Je) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5456-4296
이덕철(Lee, Duk Chul) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9166-1813
이지연(Lee, Jee Yon)
이창규(Lee, Chang Kyu)
홍사민(Hong, Sa Min)
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/100340
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