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      Serum Apolipoproteins A and B, Lecithin: Cholesterol Acyl Transferase Activities and Urinary Cholesterol Levels in Nephrotic Syndrome Patients before and during Steroid Treatment

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          Serum apolipoproteins A (Apo-A) and B (Apo-B) and lecithin:cholesterol acyl transferase (LCAT) activities and 24-hour urinary cholesterol levels were estimated in 25 nephrotic children before and during steroid treatment with 4 weeks of daily prednisolone followed by another 4 weeks of alternate-day prednisolone. The patients with untreated nephrotic syndrome (NS) showed significant decrease in serum Apo-A and LCAT activities associated with significant increase in serum Apo-B and urinary cholesterol levels compared to healthy controls (n = 25). Serum Apo-A levels correlated directly and Apo-B levels inversely with the serum albumin concentrations. After a transient elevation, the serum Apo-A level returned to control range by 8 weeks of treatment accompanied by a gradual increase in serum LCAT activity and decrease in urinary cholesterol excretion. Though, the serum Apo-B level was decreased with treatment, it was still significantly high compared to the controls.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1990
          1990
          10 December 2008
          : 54
          : 3
          : 234-239
          Affiliations
          aDepartments of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, and bDepartment of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
          Article
          185861 Nephron 1990;54:234–239
          10.1159/000185861
          2314540
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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