Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DDP IV) in NASH patients.

  title={Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DDP IV) in NASH patients.},
  author={Yasemin Hatice Balaban and Petek Korkusuz and Halis Şimşek and Hale Gokcan and Gokhan Gedikoglu and Asli Pinar and Gulsen Hascelik and Esin Aşan and Erhan Hamaloğlu and Gonca Tatar},
  journal={Annals of hepatology},
  volume={6 4},
OBJECTIVE(S) Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a chronic liver disease with unknown etiology. The insulin resistance, immune mechanisms and oxidative stress are the main factors in its pathogenesis. Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) or CD26 is a protein with endocrine and immune functions. This study aimed to elicudate the changes related to DPPIV in NASH patients. METHODS Serum and urinary DPPIV activities were measured in 31 NASH patients and 17 healthy controls. The liver biopsies of… CONTINUE READING
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