Increased Serum Levels and Chondrocyte Expression of Nesfatin-1 in Patients with Osteoarthritis and Its Relation with BMI, hsCRP, and IL-18

@inproceedings{Jiang2013IncreasedSL,
  title={Increased Serum Levels and Chondrocyte Expression of Nesfatin-1 in Patients with Osteoarthritis and Its Relation with BMI, hsCRP, and IL-18},
  author={Lifeng Jiang and Jiapeng Bao and Xindie Zhou and Yan Xiong and Li-Dong Wu},
  booktitle={Mediators of inflammation},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Adipokines have been proved to relate with osteoarthritis (OA). As a recently discovered adipokine, nesfatin-1 relationship with OA has not been reported. AIM To determine the levels of nesfatin-1 in serum and synovial fluid (SF) from patients with and without OA; to examine the correlation between nesfatin-1 levels and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), Type IIA Collagen N Propeptide (PIIANP), and IL-18 (interleukin-18) levels in serum or synovial fluid. METHODS Serum… CONTINUE READING