Are bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) serum levels correlated with development of hepatic fibrosis?


Demir N. A. , Kolgelier S., İNKAYA A. Ç. , Sumer S., Demir L. S. , PEHLIVAN F. S. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.8, no.5, pp.605-610, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.4033
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-610

Abstract

Introduction: Bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) is a key protein in organogenesis and liver development. The protein has been studied in the context of liver fibrosis and regeneration. The aim of the present study was to explore any possible association between fibrosis levels (as revealed by liver biopsy) and serum BMP-7 levels.