Urine macrophage migration inhibitory factor levels in children with renal scarring due to recurrent urinary tract infections


Gedikbasi A., Hatipoglu S., YILMAZ A., Sevketoglu E., Karyagar S., Kiyak A., ...More

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.7, no.2, pp.52-55, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/btdmjb201107202
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-55
  • Keywords: Urinary tract infection, renal scarring, macrophage migration inhibitory factor, RAT BLADDER, EXPRESSION, GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, KIDNEY, INJURY, REFLUX, CELLS

Abstract

Objective: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic proinflammatory cytokine that plays an important role in several disease including sepsis, pneumonia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. In this study, our aim was to examine the levels of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in children with renal scarring due to recurrent urinary tract infection.