Pentraxin-2 is Associated with Renal Fibrosis in Patients Undergoing Renal Biopsy


Basturk T., Ojalvo D., Mazi E. E. , Hasbal N. B. , Ozagari A. A. , Ahbap E., ...Daha Fazla

CLINICS, cilt.75, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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OBJECTIVES: Progressive renal disease is characterized by histological changes in the kidney and fibrosis is a common outcome. Renal biopsy is the only diagnostic tool to evaluate these histopathological changes. Pentraxin-2 (PTX-2) is an anti-inflammatory constitutive plasma protein associated with the innate immune system. Recently, as a biomarker, the circulating level of PTX-2 is shown to be decreased in chronic fibrotic diseases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between renal fibrosis severity and serum PTX-2 levels in patients undergoing renal biopsy.