Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

Diabetes Metab J : Diabetes & Metabolism Journal


Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse > Author index
Dong Wook Jeong  (Jeong DW) 2 Articles
The Association of Serum Cystatin C with Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Korean Adults
Eun Hee Sim, Hye Won Lee, Hyun Ju Choi, Dong Wook Jeong, Seok Man Son, Yang Ho Kang
Diabetes Metab J. 2016;40(1):62-69.   Published online November 27, 2015
  • 3,587 View
  • 33 Download
  • 6 Web of Science
  • 7 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDFPubReader   

Cystatin C has been known to be associated not only with early renal impairment but also with the incidence of diabetic conditions (prediabetes plus diabetes). However, it is not clear whether cystatin C levels are associated with the prevalence of diabetic conditions in Asian populations. We evaluated this association using glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels as the definition of diabetes in Korean adults.


We analyzed data from 1,559 Korean adults (937 men and 622 women) with available serum cystatin C and HbA1c values.


The serum cystatin C levels in subjects with prediabetes and diabetes were significantly increased (0.91±0.14 mg/L in prediabetes and 0.91±0.17 mg/L in diabetes vs. 0.88±0.13 mg/L in patients with normal glucose levels, P=0.001). At increasing cystatin C levels, the prevalence of subjects with prediabetes (30.2% vs. 14.6%, P<0.001) and those with diabetes (10.6% vs. 8.0%, P<0.001) significantly increased in the group with the highest cystatin C levels. The group with the highest cystatin C levels had a significantly increased odds ratio (OR) for the presence of diabetic conditions compared to the group with the lowest values in total subjects (OR, 2.35; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.54 to 3.58; P<0.001) and in women (OR, 4.13; 95% CI, 1.97 to 8.65; P<0.001), though there was no significant increase after adjusting for multiple variables.


Higher levels of serum cystatin C are associated with an increased prevalence of diabetic conditions in Korean adults. Our findings may extend the positive association of cystatin C with diabetes incidence to an Asian population.


Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Prognostic significance of serum cystatin C in acute brainstem infarctions patients
    H. Li, B. Zhang, Z. Huang, H. Wu, B. Qin, L. Zhou, Z. Lu, F. Qin
    Revue Neurologique.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment in prediabetic patients in a hypertensive population: The role of cystatin C
    Rafael Garcia-Carretero, Luis Vigil-Medina, Inmaculada Mora-Jimenez, Cristina Soguero-Ruiz, Rebeca Goya-Esteban, Javier Ramos-Lopez, Oscar Barquero-Perez
    Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews.2018; 12(5): 625.     CrossRef
  • Characteristics of Dapagliflozin Responders: A Longitudinal, Prospective, Nationwide Dapagliflozin Surveillance Study in Korea
    Eugene Han, Ari Kim, Sung Jae Lee, Je-Yon Kim, Jae Hyeon Kim, Woo Je Lee, Byung-Wan Lee
    Diabetes Therapy.2018; 9(4): 1689.     CrossRef
  • Cystatin C as a Predictor for Diabetes according to Glycosylated Hemoglobin Levels in Korean Patients
    Eon Ju Jeon, Ji Hyun Lee
    Diabetes & Metabolism Journal.2016; 40(1): 32.     CrossRef
  • Prevalence of Reduced Kidney Function by Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Using an Equation Based on Creatinine and Cystatin C in Metabolic Syndrome and Its Components in Korean Adults
    Yang Ho Kang, Dong Wook Jeong, Seok Man Son
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2016; 31(3): 446.     CrossRef
  • Letter: The Association of Serum Cystatin C with Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Korean Adults (Diabetes Metab J 2016;40:62-9)
    Kyung-Soo Kim
    Diabetes & Metabolism Journal.2016; 40(2): 171.     CrossRef
  • Response: The Association of Serum Cystatin C with Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Korean Adults (Diabetes Metab J 2016;40:62-9)
    Yang Ho Kang
    Diabetes & Metabolism Journal.2016; 40(2): 173.     CrossRef
The Association between Apolipoprotein A-II and Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adults: A Comparison Study of Apolipoprotein A-I and Apolipoprotein B
Dong Won Yi, Dong Wook Jeong, Sang Yeoup Lee, Seok Man Son, Yang Ho Kang
Diabetes Metab J. 2012;36(1):56-63.   Published online February 17, 2012
  • 3,408 View
  • 38 Download
  • 10 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDFPubReader   

Apolipoprotein A-II (apoA-II) is the second-most abundant apolipoprotein in human high-density lipoprotein and its role in cardio metabolic risk is not entirely clear. It has been suggested to have poor anti-atherogenic or even pro-atherogenic properties, but there are few studies on the possible role of apoA-II in Asian populations. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of apoA-II in metabolic syndrome (MetS) compared with apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) and apolipoprotein B (apoB) in Korean adults.


We analyzed data from 244 adults who visited the Center for Health Promotion in Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital for routine health examinations.


The mean apoB level was significantly higher, and the mean apoA-I level was significantly lower, in MetS; however, there was no significant difference in apoA-II levels (30.5±4.6 mg/dL vs. 31.2±4.6 mg/dL, P=0.261). ApoA-II levels were more positively correlated with apoA-I levels than apoB levels. ApoA-II levels were less negatively correlated with homocysteine and high sensitivity C-reactive protein levels than apoA-I levels. The differences in MetS prevalence from the lowest to highest quartile of apoA-II were not significant (9.0%, 5.7%, 4.9%, and 6.6%, P=0.279). The relative risk of the highest quartile of apoA-II compared with the lowest quartile also was not significantly different (odds ratio, 0.96; 95% confidence interval, 0.95 to 1.04; P=0.956).


Compared with apoA-I (negative association with MetS) and apoB (positive association with MetS) levels, apoA-II levels did not show any association with MetS in this study involving Korean adults. However, apoA-II may have both anti-atherogenic and pro-atherogenic properties.


Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Association of apolipoproteins and lipoprotein(a) with metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Juan R. Ulloque-Badaracco, Ali Al-kassab-Córdova, Enrique A. Hernandez-Bustamante, Esteban A. Alarcon-Braga, Miguel Huayta-Cortez, Ximena L. Carballo-Tello, Rosa A. Seminario-Amez, Percy Herrera-Añazco, Vicente A. Benites-Zapata
    Lipids in Health and Disease.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Interaction between Apo A-II –265T > C polymorphism and dietary total antioxidant capacity on some oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Banafsheh Jafari Azad, Mehdi Yaseri, Elnaz Daneshzad, Fariba Koohdani
    British Journal of Nutrition.2022; 128(1): 13.     CrossRef
  • Dietary acid load modifies the effects of ApoA2–265 T > C polymorphism on lipid profile and serum leptin and ghrelin levels among type 2 diabetic patients
    Faezeh Abaj, Zahra Esmaeily, Zeinab Naeini, Masoumeh Rafiee, Fariba Koohdani
    BMC Endocrine Disorders.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Can biomarkers be used to improve diagnosis and prediction of metabolic syndrome in childhood cancer survivors? A systematic review
    Vincent G. Pluimakers, Selveta S. van Santen, Marta Fiocco, Marie‐Christine E. Bakker, Aart J. van der Lelij, Marry M. van den Heuvel‐Eibrink, Sebastian J. C. M. M. Neggers
    Obesity Reviews.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Decreased Antiatherogenic Protein Levels are Associated with Aneurysm Structure Alterations in MR Vessel Wall Imaging
    Daizo Ishii, Toshinori Matsushige, Shigeyuki Sakamoto, Koji Shimonaga, Yuji Akiyama, Takahito Okazaki, Jumpei Oshita, Kaoru Kurisu
    Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.2019; 28(8): 2221.     CrossRef
  • Low levels of ApoA1 improve risk prediction of type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Xing Wu, Zhexin Yu, Wen Su, Daniel A. Isquith, Moni B. Neradilek, Ning Lu, Fusheng Gu, Hongwei Li, Xue-Qiao Zhao
    Journal of Clinical Lipidology.2017; 11(2): 362.     CrossRef
  • Apolipoprotein A2 −265 T>C polymorphism interacts with dietary fatty acids intake to modulate inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients
    Laleh Keramat, Haleh Sadrzadeh-Yeganeh, Gity Sotoudeh, Elham Zamani, Mohammadreza Eshraghian, Anahita Mansoori, Fariba Koohdani
    Nutrition.2017; 37: 86.     CrossRef
  • APO A2 -265T/C Polymorphism Is Associated with Increased Inflammatory Responses in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    Fariba Koohdani, Haleh Sadrzadeh-Yeganeh, Mahmoud Djalali, Mohammadreza Eshraghian, Elham Zamani, Gity Sotoudeh, Mohammad-Ali Mansournia, Laleh Keramat
    Diabetes & Metabolism Journal.2016; 40(3): 222.     CrossRef
  • Association between ApoA-II -265T/C polymorphism and oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Fariba Koohdani, Haleh Sadrzadeh-Yeganeh, Mahmoud Djalali, Mohammadreza Eshraghian, Laleh Keramat, Mohammad-Ali Mansournia, Elham Zamani
    Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.2015; 29(7): 908.     CrossRef
  • Anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-reducing properties of apolipoprotein mimetics: a review
    C. Roger White, David W. Garber, G.M. Anantharamaiah
    Journal of Lipid Research.2014; 55(10): 2007.     CrossRef

Diabetes Metab J : Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
Close layer