Table 2

Association of expression of the circulating lncRNA NEAT1 with different parameters among patients with T2DM

VariableFold change in NEAT1 expression among patients with T2DM (mean±SD)P value
Overall expression5.28±3.74
Age (years)
 ≤40 years4.72±2.580.29
 >40 years5.02±3.28
Sex
 Male5.50±4.100.35
 Female5.02±3.28
Hypertension
 Yes5.54±3.490.19
 No4.88±4.11
Nephropathy
 Yes5.52±3.840.08
 No5.06±3.65
Weight loss
 Yes5.40±3.040.04
 No5.14±4.41
Fatigue
 Yes5.49±3.810.01
 No5.09±3.79
Slow wound healing
 Yes4.94±3.610.002
 No5.74±3.89
Retinopathy
 Yes5.53±2.890.008
 No5.15±4.11
Loss of appetite
 Yes5.78±4.050.007
 No4.86±3.43
Smoking
 Yes6.41±3.49<0.0001
 No4.32±3.69
Alcoholism
 Yes6.51±3.34<0.0001
 No4.0±3.73
  • lncRNA, long non-coding RNA; NEAT1, nuclear enriched abundant transcript 1; T2DM, type 2 diabetes mellitus.