Mannose binding lectin (MBL) gene polymorphism and relationship between serum MBL concentrations in COPD patients


Ulutas G. S., Taneli F., Alpaydin A., Cetinkaya C., Ulman C., Guvenc Y., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.37, no.1, pp.87-93, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjb.2012.70288
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-93
  • Keywords: COPD, cigarette smoking, MBL, MBL variant, early markers, innate immunity, PROTEIN GENE, MUTATIONS, ASTHMA, MORTALITY, GENOTYPE, CHILDREN, DISEASE, DEFECT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Aim: We aimed to assess mannose-binding lectin (MBL) gene polymorphisms and serum MBL concentrations in a sample of Turkish chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients as well as in cigarette smokers. Furthermore, we looked for the possible correlations of serum MBL concentrations with pulmonary function tests.