Association of paraoxonase activity and atherosclerosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B

Karsen H., Binici I., Sünnetçioğlu M., Baran A. İ. , Ceylan M., Selek Ş. , ...More

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.12, no.2, pp.114-118, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v12i2.6
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-118
  • Keywords: Chronic hepatitis B, paraoxonase activity, oxidative status, atherosclerosis, PON1 ACTIVITY, ANTIOXIDANT, DISEASE, HDL, POLYMORPHISMS, GENOTYPE, ENZYME, SERUM


Background: The hepatitis B virus is a significant pathogen that causes cirrhosis, and hepatocellular cancer as a result of the damage it causes to liver cells. Its infection affects more than 400 million people globally. Although there is an effective vaccine and treatment methods, almost 1, 000, 000 people die every year.