The effect of rapid daily variation of glycemia and labile HbA1 on both antithrombin III (ATIII) activity and plasma concentration in ten insulin dependent diabetics has been evaluated. The variations of both plasma glucose and labile HbA1 were inversely correlated to the alterations of ATIII activity (r = -0.71 and r = -0.73, respectively, p <0.001), while no change in ATIII plasma concentration was present. These data suggest a direct role of glucose in determining rapid alteration of ATIII biologic activity, in vivo, in diabetes, probably mediated by labile non-enzymatic glycation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Diabete et Metabolisme|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism