Measurement of vitamin D and cathelicidin (LL-37) levels in patients of psoriasis with co-morbidities.

  title={Measurement of vitamin D and cathelicidin (LL-37) levels in patients of psoriasis with co-morbidities.},
  author={Nawaf Al-Mutairi and Bayoumi El Eassa and Vasanthy Sudheer Nair},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  volume={79 4},
BACKGROUND During the last decade, a lot of co-morbidities (diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc.) have been described to be associated with psoriasis, but the exact link at the molecular level is not well-known. Researchers have shown molecular level changes in vitamin D pathway and its relationship to cathelicidin. AIMS To estimate the levels of cathelicidin (LL-37), and vitamin D in psoriasis patients with co-morbidities, and compare them with matched healthy controls. METHODS One… CONTINUE READING
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