Levels of serum hyaluronic acid, TNF-alpha and IL-8 in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis


Bahcecioglu I., Yalniz M., Ataseven H., Ilhan N., Ozercan I., Seckin D., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.52, no.65, pp.1549-1553, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 65
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1549-1553
  • Keywords: nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, histopathology, hyaluronic acid, interleukin-8, TNF-alpha, TUMOR-NECROSIS-FACTOR, LIVER FIBROSIS, HEPATITIS-C, DISEASE, MARKER, EXPRESSION, CYTOKINES, OBESITY, NASH

Abstract

Background/Aims: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common cause of liver disease that comprises a wide spectrum of liver damage, ranging from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis. The aim of this study is to investigate serum hyaluronic acid (HA), TNF-alpha, IL-8 levels in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and to assess their potential value as a noninvasive marker for the severity of histopathology.