The evaluation of autoantibodies against oxidatively modified low-density lipoprotein (LDL), susceptibility of LDL to oxidation, serum lipids and lipid hydroperoxide levels, total antioxidant status, antioxidant enzyme activities, and endothelial dysfunction in patients with Behcet's disease

Orem A. , Yandı Y. E. , Vanizor B. , Cimsit G. , Uydu H. A. , Malkoc M.

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.35, no.3, pp.217-224, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0009-9120(02)00290-4
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-224


Objectives: Behcet's disease is a multisystem disorder characterized by a chronic inflammation including acute attacks and remission periods. Decreased enzyme activity of the antioxidant system and increased levels of free radicals may have important roles in the damage of tissues observed in the disease period. In addition, the atherogenic tendency of serum lipid, lipoproteins, lipid peroxidation levels and endothelial dysfunction accompany the above mentioned findings. As a consequence of these events. different degrees of low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation occur in vivo, and then autoantibodies against oxidized-LDL(AuAb-oxLDL) are produced.