Lectin-like oxidised LDL receptor-1 as a marker of endothelial dysfunction in Behcet's disease


Ozyazgan S. , Uzun H. , Onal B., Tuzcu A., Ugurlu S., Andican G.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.31, no.3, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Objective. The aim of this study was to examine the distribution of lectin-like oxidised LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) levels in patients with active BD, possible association of LOX-1 with the oxidised LDL (oxLDL), endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), nitric oxide (NO), endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels, and to characterise the differences between patients with active BD and those with systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) in terms of these parameters compared with healthy controls.