Is leptin a predictive factor in the end of therapy response in chronic hepatitis B?

Selimoglu M., Ertekin V.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.47, ss.378-381, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2005.02083.x
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.378-381


Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the leptin levels in children with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and to evaluate the effect of serum leptin levels on the end of therapy response (ETR). It is known that leptin stimulates T-cell immunity and so T-cell mediated immune response is critical in the outcome of chronic HBV infection.