Serum IL-23 levels in patients with vitiligo


Cengiz F. P. , Emiroglu N. , CEMIL B. C. , ERDEM U. G. B. , KEMERIZ F.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.48, no.4, pp.204-207, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.82957
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-207

Abstract

Background and Design: Interleukin-23 (IL-23) is a cytokine which is believed to have an important role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Therefore, it can be used as a target molecule in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. The aim of our study was to determine serum IL-23 levels in patients with vitiligo to understand their possible roles in the disease etiology and to compare the results with the healthy controls.