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Acta Diabetol. 2001;38(2):71-6.

Acute hyperglycemia and acute hyperinsulinemia decrease plasma fibrinolytic activity and increase plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 in the rat.

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  • 1Department of Medicine and Aging Science, University of Chieti, Italy.

Abstract

Decreased plasma fibrinolysis may contribute to accelerated atherothrombosis in diabetes. To observe whether hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, common findings in type 2 diabetes, acutely affect plasma fibrinolysis in vivo, we evaluated plasma fibrinolysis (lysis of fibrin plates, free PAI-1 activity and t-PA activity) in the rat after a hyperglycemic euinsulinemic clamp (n=8), an euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp (n=7) or a saline infusion (n=15). Plasma fibrinolytic activity was sharply reduced after both the hyperglycemic and hyperinsulinemic clamps as compared to the respective controls (mean lysis areas on the fibrin plate, 139+/-21 vs. 323+/-30 mm2, p<0.001; 78+/-27 vs. 312+/-27 mm2 p<0.001, respectively). Plasma PAI-1 activity was greater after both hyperglycemic and hyperinsulinemic clamps as compared to saline infusion (6.6+/-2.6 vs. 1.6+/-0.6 IU/ml, p<0.001; 26+/-4 vs. 1.3+/-0.7 IU/ml, p<0.0001, respectively). Plasma t-PA activity was significantly reduced both after the hyperglycemic (0.36+/-0.15 vs. 2.17+/-0.18 IU/ml in controls, p<0.001) and the hyperinsulinemic (0.3+/-0.1 vs. 2.3+/-0.3 IU/ml in control, p<0.001) clamps. These data show that in vivo both acute hyperglycemia and acute hyperinsulinemia can decrease plasma fibrinolytic potential and that this is due to increased plasma PAI-1 and decreased free t-PA activities.

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