Serum Biomarkers in Patients with Mesothelioma and Pleural Plaques and Healthy Subjects Exposed to Naturally Occurring Asbestos

Bayram M., DÖNGEL İ., Akbas A., Benli I., Akkoyunlu M. E., Bakan N. D.

LUNG, vol.192, no.1, pp.197-203, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 192 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00408-013-9526-9
  • Journal Name: LUNG
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-203
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigated the diagnostic accuracy of the serum biomarkers osteopontin and mesothelin in discriminating mesothelioma patients from those with other, benign conditions and whether levels of the biomarkers differed in subjects who had inhaled naturally occurring asbestos compared with a non-exposed control group.