Catabolic Cytokine Expressions in Patients with Degenerative Disc Disease

Akyol S. , Eraslan B. S. , Etyemez H., Tanriverdi T. , Hanci M. M.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.20, no.4, pp.492-499, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.492-499


AIM: Lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a common disease of advanced age characterized by progressive changes in the intervertebral disc and associated structures. There have been great efforts for years to explain its pathophysiological mechanism(s). This study aims to provide cytokine profile and in addition to the lymphocytes in a population of patients with lumbar DDD.