Investigation of Serum Leptin Levels in Psoriatic Patients


Gonul T., Basak P. Y. , Kara Y., Akkaya V. B. , Vural H.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, cilt.43, ss.48-52, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.48-52

Özet

Background and Design: Psoriasis is a chronic, T cell mediated hyperproliferative skin disease. Leptin is an adipokine that stimulates Th1 immune response while suppressing Th2 immune response. Because that leptin plays an important role in the T cell immunity, it is aimed to investigate the relation between psoriasis and leptin and whether leptin plays a role in the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis in the present study.