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Kajikawa, Masato Hiroshima University
Maruhashi, Tatsuya Hiroshima University
Hidaka, Takayuki Hiroshima University
Matsui, Shogo Hiroshima University
Hashimoto, Haruki Hiroshima University
Takaeko, Yuji Hiroshima University
Nakano, Yukiko Hiroshima University
Kurisu, Satoshi Hiroshima University
Kihara, Yasuki Hiroshima University
Mohamad Yusoff, Farina Hiroshima University
Kishimoto, Shinji Hiroshima University
Chayama, Kazuaki Hiroshima University
Goto, Chikara Hiroshima International University
Noma, Kensuke Hiroshima University
Nakashima, Ayumu Hiroshima University
Hiro, Takafumi Nihon University
Hirayama, Atsushi Nihon University
Shiina, Kazuki Tokyo Medical University
Tomiyama, Hirofumi Tokyo Medical University
Amano, Rie The University of Tokushima
Higashi, Yukihito Hiroshima University
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The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor saxagliptin is a widely used antihyperglycemic agent in patients with type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of saxagliptin on endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes. This was a prospective, multicenter, interventional study. A total of 34 patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled at four university hospitals in Japan. Treatment of patients was initially started with saxagliptin at a dose of 5 mg daily. Assessment of endothelial function assessed by flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and measurement of stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) were conducted at baseline and at 3 months after treatment with saxagliptin. A total of 31 patients with type 2 diabetes were included in the analysis. Saxagliptin significantly increased FMD from 3.1 ± 3.1% to 4.2 ± 2.4% (P = 0.032) and significantly decreased total cholesterol from 190 ± 24 mg/dL to 181 ± 25 mg/dL (P = 0.002), glucose from 160 ± 53 mg/dL to 133 ± 25 mg/dL (P < 0.001), HbA1c from 7.5 ± 0.6% to 7.0 ± 0.6% (P < 0.001), urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio from 63.8 ± 134.2 mg/g to 40.9 ± 83.0 mg/g (P = 0.043), and total SDF-1α from 2108 ± 243 pg/mL to 1284 ± 345 pg/mL (P < 0.001). These findings suggest that saxagliptin is effective for improving endothelial function.
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