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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 192 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00408-013-9526-9
  • Title of Journal : LUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-203


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.