Concentrations of connective tissue growth factor in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Association with liver fibrosis

ÇOLAK Y., Senates E., Coskunpinar E., Oltulu Y. M., Zemheri E., Ozturk O., ...More

DISEASE MARKERS, vol.33, no.2, pp.77-83, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/dma-2012-0907
  • Journal Name: DISEASE MARKERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-83
  • Keywords: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), fibrosis, TGF-BETA, CHRONIC INFLAMMATION, FACTOR CTGF/CCN2, GENE-EXPRESSION, BINDING DOMAIN, VALIDATION, STEATOSIS, SERUM, CTGF
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Aim: In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the histological fibrosis stage of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and serum connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) to determine the usefulness of this relationship in clinical practice.