Increased Levels of Asymmetric Dimethylarginine (ADMA) in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

SARI İ., Kebapcilar L., Alacacioglu A., Bilgir O., Yildiz Y., Taylan A., ...More

INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.48, no.16, pp.1363-1368, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.48.2193
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1363-1368
  • Keywords: asymmetric dimethylarginine, endothelin-1, endothelium, ankylosing spondylitis, atherosclerosis, SYSTEMIC-LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS, ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, BEHCETS-DISEASE, MORTALITY, INDEX, BATH, SCLEROSIS, SURVIVAL, THERAPY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objective Endothelial dysfunction is present in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the etiology of events is still unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there are abnormalities in nitric oxide (NO) metabolism and endothelin-1 (ET-1) in AS patients.