Haptoglobin Genotype and Its Role in Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease
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- Costacou, T. & Levy, A.P. J. of Cardiovasc. Trans. Res. (2012) 5: 423. doi:10.1007/s12265-012-9361-z
Over the past decade, several longitudinal epidemiological studies have brought attention to the haptoglobin genotype and its importance in determining diabetic vascular disease risk. This manuscript presents an overview of the biology of the haptoglobin genotype and reviews the literature concerning its role in the development of cardiovascular disease among individuals with diabetes mellitus.