The dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome is associated with alterations in triglyceride and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism. We examined the serum levels of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase D (GPI-PLD), a minor HDL-associated protein, in a cohort with a wide range of insulin sensitivity. The mean serum GPI-PLD mass from 109 subjects was 58.9 ± 18.4 μg/mL (mean ± SD). GPI-PLD levels directly correlated with cholesterol, apolipoprotein AI, triglycerides, insulin, and homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) but not C-reactive protein. These results suggest that increased serum GPI-PLD is associated with the insulin resistance.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism