Serum visfatin levels in Behcet's disease


EMİROĞLU N. , CENGİZ F. P.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, cilt.49, sa.3, ss.191-195, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/turkderm.43650
  • Dergi Adı: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.191-195

Özet

Background and Design: The genetic predisposition, infectious agents, various antibodies and oxidative stress has been suggested to be among the possible causes of the etiopathogenesis of Behcet's disease (BD). Recently, a new protein called visfatin, synthesized by adipose tissue has been identified. Visfatin has been found to be associated with many cases like insulin resistance, obesity, atherosclerosis, inflammation, immunity. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between serum visfatin levels and the activity of Behcet's disease, and determine the role of visfatin in the inflammatory process of BD.