Circulating Levels of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A and Its Soluble Receptor in Patients with Biopsy-proven Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


YILMAZ Y., Yonal O., Kurt R., Alandab Y. O. , Ozdogan O., ÇELİKEL Ç., ...More

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.42, no.1, pp.38-43, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2010.12.001
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-43

Abstract

Background and Aims. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF) is a multifunctional cytokine affecting angiogenesis and vascular function. The biological activity of VEGF is modulated by its soluble receptor VEGFR-1 (sVEGFR-1). We explored the associations of VEGF and sVEGFR-1 concentrations with liver histology in patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).