MPO
LOCUS ID4353
GENE_SYMBOLMPO
GENE NAMEmyeloperoxidase
SYNONYMNSNA
CHROMOSOME17
HOMOLOGENE ID55450
microRNAsNANA
GENE SUMMARY
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a heme protein synthesized during myeloid differentiation that constitutes the major component of neutrophil azurophilic granules. Produced as a single chain precursor, myeloperoxidase is subsequently cleaved into a light and heavy chain. The mature myeloperoxidase is a tetramer composed of 2 light chains and 2 heavy chains. This enzyme produces hypohalous acids central to the microbicidal activity of neutrophils. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]

OBSERVATIONS

Complication Evidence PMID
Nephropathy1. Our lead to the hypothesis that type 2 diabetes induces oxidative stress and an increase in MPO levels and leukocyte-endothelium interactions, and that these effects correlate with the development of nephropathy.23521574
Cardiovascular1. The higher concentrations of oxHDL and oxLDL, along with higher MPO in children with T2DM reflect higher oxidative stress compared with obesity alone and potentially increased cardiovascular disease risk in youth with T2DM.25881918
Atherosclerosis1. The evaluation of PLA2-LDL, MPO, and PON activities may improve early diagnosis of CVD in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and can help to evaluate accelerated atherosclerosis and microvascular disease. "16378884
Dyslipidemia1. In patients with T2DM without previous treatment for dyslipidemia, short-term treatment with fenofibrate improved vascular endothelial function as demonstrated by increased post ischemia mean brachial artery diameter, increased FMD and decreased plasma sE-selectin and favorably affected plasma MPO levels.24594096