Serum Markers of Apoptosis in Adults with Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia

D. Kh.Togaev¹; E.N. Tashkenbaeva, PhD, ScD*¹; Anis L. Alyavi, PhD,ScD²; F.Sh. Kadirova¹

¹Samarkand State Medical Institute, Samarkand Branch of RSCEMC, Samarkand, Uzbekistan; ²The Republican Specialized Scientific - Practical Medical Centre of Therapy and Medical Rehabilitation; Tashkent, Uzbekistan

*Corresponding author: Eleonora N. Tashkenbaeva, PhD, ScD. Samarkand State Medical Institute, Samarkand Branch of RSCEMC, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.  E-mail:


The aim of our study was to evaluate the concentrations of soluble markers of Fas-related apoptosis (sFas and sFasL) and markers of endothelial function and their relationships with the blood uric acid (UA) level in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia. The study included 59 asymptomatic adults (mean age 46.4±3.49 years) divided into three sex- and age-matched groups. Group 1 consisted of 17(28.8%) adults with a normal level of blood UA (254.2±16.01 mmol/l); Group 2 consisted of 22(37.3%) adults with a moderate level of blood UA (295.1±15.83 mmol/l); and Group 3 consisted of 20(33.9%) adults with an extremely high level of blood UA (until 350.0±17.85 mmol/l). Parameters of endothelial function and serum concentrations of sFas and sFasL were assessed. The study showed that the balance between serum proapoptotic and apoptotic signals shifts toward initiation to the accelerated apoptosis in asymptomatic hyperuricemia. The determined associations between the increased blood level of uric acid and sFas, sFas, the NOS imbalance, the increased levels of TNFα in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia may indicate their importance in the development of cardiovascular pathology.

asymptomatic hyperuricemia; apoptosis; nitric oxide.
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