Investigation of Serum Visfatin Levels in Patients with Psoriasis


Bozkurt N. M. , YILDIRIM M. , Ceyhan A. M. , Kara Y., Vural H.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.44, no.1, pp.15-18, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-18

Abstract

Background and Design: Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent, T-cell mediated inflammatory skin disease with multifactorial etiology. It was shown that visfatin, an adipocytokine, induces expression of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin (IL)-1 beta, IL-6 ve IL-8 in previous studies. in the present study, we aimed to investigate serum visfatin levels and relation between visfatin and psoriasis severity.