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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 247649, 7 pages
Research Article

What Is the Role of Apelin regarding Cardiovascular Risk and Progression of Renal Disease in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy?

1Nephrology Department, Hospital Faro, Rua Leão Penedo, 8000-386 Faro, Portugal
2Pathology Clinic, Hospital Faro, 8000-836 Faro, Portugal
3Science of the Sea Department, University of Algarve, 8000-140 Faro, Portugal
4Cardiology Department, Hospital Faro, 8000-386 Faro, Portugal
5Pharmacology Department, Gnostic Laboratory, 8000-307 Faro, Portugal

Received 30 April 2013; Revised 5 August 2013; Accepted 8 August 2013

Academic Editor: Denis Feliers

Copyright © 2013 Ana Paula Silva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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