Serum gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase distinguishes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at high risk

Tahan V., Canbakan B., Balci H., DANE F., Akin H., Can G., ...More

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.55, no.85, pp.1433-1438, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 85
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1433-1438
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: Hepatocyte apoptosis is an important and invasive predictor of liver injury and fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Increased gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) level is frequently observed in NAFLD. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) Stimulates fibrogenesis and is correlated with GGT. The study aimed to determine whether GGT can distinguish NAFLD) patients at high risk.