The relationship between visfatin, liver inflammation, and acute phase reactants in chronic viral hepatitis B

Yuksel E., Akbal E., Kocak E., Akyurek O., Koklu S., Ekiz F., ...More

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.128, pp.658-662, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 128
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-015-0723-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.658-662
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Chronic viral hepatitis B (CHB) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Adipokine stimulation might play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum visfatin concentrations and the relationship between visfatin, fibrosis, liver inflammation, and acute phase reactants in CHB patients.