Growth Arrest-specific 6 Protein and Matrix Gla Protein in Hemodialysis Patients.
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Plasma protein growth arrest-specific 6 (GAS6) and matrix Gla protein (MGP) are crucial mediators of vascular calcification and are involved in the development of vascular complications in chronic kidney diseases. This study was set out to investigate the relationship between plasma GAS6 levels and MGP in patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis.Forty-six hemodialysis and 46 healthy individuals with normal kidneys were recruited. Plasma GAS6 and MGP concentrations and related biochemical factors were quantified as well as collection of data on clinical characteristics.Plasma GAS6 levels were significa