Endothelin-1's chronome indicates diabetic and vascular disease chronorisk

Brunetto Tarquini, Federico Perfetto, Roberto Tarquini, Germaine G Cornelissen-Guillaume, Franz Halberg

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Plasma endothelin-1 was measured around the clock in 72 subjects. Cosinor methods were used to assess circadian and other recurrent variation and trends, that is, the time structure (chronome) of this peptide. Multifactorial analyses of variance and linear regressions assessed chronome alterations associated with different risk factors: diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, vascular disease, smoking, and age. The rhythm-adjusted mean (MESOR) of endothelin-1 is elevated in diabetes and vascular disease. Diabetes is also associated with a larger circadian amplitude. A circadian variation in a subgroup of low-risk subjects is modulated by components with both lower and higher frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-132
Number of pages14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997


  • atherosclerosis
  • chronome
  • chronorisk
  • circadian rhythm
  • diabetes
  • endothelial damage
  • endothelin-1
  • vasoconstrictor agents


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