Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 423–435

Haptoglobin Genotype and Its Role in Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease


DOI: 10.1007/s12265-012-9361-z

Cite this article as:
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.


Haptoglobin genotypeCardiovascular diseaseDiabetes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Technion Faculty of MedicineTechnion Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael