Neopterin and soluble CD14 (sCD14) levels as immunoactivation markers in aHBc-only cases


SOHRABİ P., Habip Z., Saribas S., Vatan A., Dinc H. O. , Altun Y. M. , et al.

FUTURE VIROLOGY, cilt.12, ss.409-419, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2217/fvl-2017-0005
  • Dergi Adı: FUTURE VIROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.409-419

Özet

Aim: Isolated hepatitis B core antibodies (aHBc)-only pattern complicates the diagnosis of HBV infections. We evaluated neopterin and sCD14 levels in HBV infections. Methods: aHBc-only (n: 102), healthy control (healthy control group [HCG], n: 100), and chronic hepatitis (CHB) groups (n: 70) were investigated. Competitive and sandwich ELISA were used. Results: The mean neopterin levels were significantly lower in the aHBc-only group than those in the CHB group (p = 0.0001). No significant difference was found between the aHBc-only group and the HCG (p = 0.854). The mean sCD14 levels were lower in the aHBc-only group than those in the CHB group (p = 0.0001), but no significant difference was found between the aHBc-only group and HCG (p = 0.402). No significant difference was detected between aHBc-only and HCG for mean sCD14 (p = 0.402) and neopterin levels (p = 0.854). Conclusion: These two biomarkers are not useful for diagnosing the aHBc only pattern.