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Abdollahzadeh Estakhri M, Kavakeb P, Fathi D, Karimi G, Mohammadpour A, Rahbar M. An Investigation of the Relationship between Beta-2 Microglobulin (β2M) and Inflammatory Factors (Serum Levels of CRP and Albumin) and High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) in Hemodialysis Patients. Mod Med Lab J. 2017; 1 (1) :17-22
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Background and Objective: Beta-2 Microglobulin (β2M) is a middle molecular weight uremic toxin. Lack of β2M removal leads to β2M accumulation and amyloidosis in hemodialysis patients. The present research aims to determine the relationship between β2M and inflammatory factors, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), albumin, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in hemodialysis patients. 

Methods: Fifty-four hemodialysis patients were selected and their pre- and post-dialysis serum levels of β2M, CRP, albumin, and HDL, were measured.

Results: There was an obvious inverse relationship between β2M level and serum level of albumin, while no relationship was found between β2M and CRP or HDL.

Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, it was identified that inflammatory-induced increase in β2M level in dialysis patients leads to reduced serum albumin

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Laboratory Methods

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