Serum Neurotrophic Factor Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Relationship to Metabolic Syndrome Components

Civelek S., Konukoglu D., Erdenen F., Uzun H.

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.59, pp.369-374, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2012.120404
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-374
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: It has been thought that neurotrophins have metabotrophic effects and take part in the carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. The aim of the present study is to examine the levels of neurotrophins in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and whether the levels are linked to the components of metabolic syndrome.