Serum fetuin A/alpha 2HS-glycoprotein levels in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: relation with liver fibrosis


YILMAZ Y., Yonal O., Kurt R., ARI F., ORAL A. Y. , ÇELİKEL Ç., ...More

ANNALS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.47, pp.549-553, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/acb.2010.010169
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.549-553
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Serum concentrations of fetuin A/alpha 2HS-glycoprotein (AHSG) have been linked to human metabolic alterations and can serve as an indicator of liver cell function. We assayed serum levels of AHSG in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, and examined their association with clinical, biochemical and histological phenotypes.