Apelin, Omentin-1, and Vaspin in patients with essential hypertension: association of adipokines with trace elements, inflammatory cytokines, and oxidative damage markers

Cinemre F. B. S., Cinemre H., BAHTİYAR N., Kahyaoglu B., AĞAÇ M. T., Shundo H., ...More

IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.190, no.1, pp.97-106, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11845-020-02272-w
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-106
  • Keywords: Apelin, Hypertension, Inflammation, Omentin, Oxidative stress, Trace elements, Vaspin
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background Hypertension (HT) is a disease associated with endothelial dysfunction which is related to some adipokines and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Aims Our aim was to investigate roles of apelin, omentin-1, and vaspin in essential HT and to evaluate their relationships with other pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, trace elements, and oxidative stress. We also investigated these parameters to determine asymptomatic target organ damage period and grading essential hypertension. Methods One hundred fifty-three patients diagnosed with essential hypertension and 45 healthy controls were included in the study. Hypertension was defined as a systolic blood pressure > 140 mmHg and/or a diastolic blood pressure > 90 mm Hg or current use of an antihypertensive medication. The patients who had secondary HT, other chronic metabolic, cardiovascular, cerebrovascular diseases were excluded. History and physical exam including detailed cardiovascular examination were performed in all participants. Adipokines, cytokines, trace elements, lipid peroxidation, and ischemia-modified albumin levels were measured in blood samples by biochemical methods. Results Vaspin, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, selenium, and zinc levels were significantly lower in the HT group compared to healthy controls while omentin-1, TNF-alpha, copper, iron, MDA, SOD, and IMA-C levels were significantly higher in HT patients compared to controls. Multiple ordinal regression revealed that TNF-alpha, IL-10, and body mass index of patients were statistically significant independent predictors (P =0.024,P= 0.019, andP= 0.032, respectively) for grading of HT. IL-4 and IL-10 were significantly higher in patients with asymptomatic target organ damage, compared to patients without asymptomatic target organ damage (P= 0.032 andP= 0.015, respectively). Our findings suggest that adipokines apelin, omentin, and vaspin may be involved in hypertension by a complex interaction with the anti- and pro-inflammatory cytokines, trace elements, and oxidative stress pathways.