CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.24, no.3, pp.276-283, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
chemerin, flow-mediated dilatation, epicardial fat tissue, psoriasis, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, METABOLIC SYNDROME, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, DYSFUNCTION, FAT, INFLAMMATION, ASSOCIATION, DISEASE
Background: Chemerin has been associated with psoriasis and inflammation, but there are no studies demonstrating an association between chemerin and subclinical cardiac involvement in psoriatic patients. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate whether psoriatic patients with increased epicardial fat tissue, impaired flow-mediated dilatation, and diastolic dysfunction have higher serum chemerin levels than a healthy control group.