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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.