Evaluation of Changes in Immune System of Operating Room Personnel by Measurement of Urinary Neopterin Concentrations

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Baydar M., Capan Z., GİRGİN G., BAYDAR T., Sahin G.

PTERIDINES, vol.22, no.1, pp.13-17, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/pteridines.2011.22.1.13
  • Journal Name: PTERIDINES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-17
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Today it is known that neopterin is mainly produced by activated macrophages and a marker of immune activation and macrophage activity. Increased neopterin concentrations are observed in diseases related to cellular immunity including occupational pathologies.