Serum Levels of Adipokines in Patients with Chronic HCV Infection: Relationship with Steatosis and Fibrosis


Tiftikci A., ATUĞ Ö., YILMAZ Y., EREN F., Ozdemir F. T. , Yapali S., ...More

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.40, no.4, pp.294-298, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2009.04.008
  • Journal Name: ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.294-298
  • Keywords: HCV infection, Steatosis, Fibrosis, Leptin, Adiponectin, Resistin, CHRONIC HEPATITIS-C, CHRONIC LIVER-DISEASES, PLASMA ADIPONECTIN, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, LEPTIN LEVELS, VIRUS, ASSOCIATION, PROGRESSION

Abstract

Background and Aims. Hepatic steatosis and fibrosis are common histological findings in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In this study we sought to determine whether serum levels of three adipokines (leptin, adiponectin and resistin) show any biochemical correlation with hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in patients with chronic HCV infection.