Decreased prohepcidin levels in patients with HBV-related liver disease: Relation with ferritin levels

Yonal O., Akyuz F. , Demir K., Ciftci S. , Keskin F. , Pinarbasi B., ...Daha Fazla

Digestive Diseases and Sciences, cilt.55, sa.12, ss.3548-3551, 2010 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10620-010-1183-8
  • Dergi Adı: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3548-3551


Levels of prohepcidin, a homeostatic regulator of iron absorption, are altered in chronic hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis. However, data on the potential alterations of prohepcidin in patients with HBV-related liver disease are scarce. We investigated whether serum prohepcidin is related to iron overload and perenchymal dysfuction in HBV-related liver disease.