A new predictor of mortality in hemodialysis patients; Tenascin-C


ULUSOY Ş. , OZKAN G., MENTEŞE A. , GÜVERCİN B. , KARAHAN S. C. , YAVUZ A., ...More

LIFE SCIENCES, vol.141, pp.54-60, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.lfs.2015.09.011
  • Title of Journal : LIFE SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-60
  • Keywords: Tenascin C, Hemodialysis, Mortality, Cardiac mortality, BLOOD-PRESSURE, SERUM, HYPERTENSION, RECRUITMENT, ASSOCIATION, DIALYSIS, MATRIX, DEATH

Abstract

Aim: Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients. There are a number of inconsistencies in terms of cardiovascular risk factors in these patients. Tenascin C (TN-C) is a matricellular protein which may be a prognostic predictor after myocardial infarction and many cardiac diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine TN-C levels in hemodialysis patients and to evaluate the association between TN-C levels and cardiac mortality.