Correlation between Bethatrophin and 25(OH)D Concentrations in a Group of Subjects With Normal and Impaired Glucose Metabolism


Turkon H., Yalcin H., Toprak B., Demirpence M., Yasar H. Y. , Colak A.

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, vol.125, no.3, pp.147-150, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0042-101791
  • Journal Name: EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-150

Abstract

Aim Inducing beta cell replication is a potential therapeutic approach for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Recently betatrophin was suggested as a novel stimulator of beta cell proliferation in mice but its role in humans remains to be established. We aimed to investigate betatrophin concentration and its association with metabolic parameters in a group of individuals with normal glucose tolerance, pre-diabetes and diabetes mellitus who had not been previously treated.