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, cilt.35, ss.217-224, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0009-9120(02)00290-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.