High levels of cathepsin S and cystatin C in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Kocak I., Hizmetli S., Tas A. , Karadag A. , Zontul C. , Silig Y.

International journal of rheumatic diseases, vol.23, pp.966-969, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1756-185x.13840
  • Title of Journal : International journal of rheumatic diseases
  • Page Numbers: pp.966-969


Objectives Although the etiopathogenesis of fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is not yet clear, central sensitization is thought to be responsible for the pathogenesis of FM. The aim of this study was to compare the serum cathepsin S (CatS) and cystatin C (CysC) levels between patients with FM and healthy control subjects.