Ukr.Biochem.J. 2022; Volume 94, Issue 6, Nov-Dec, pp. 48-56


Serum visfatin, resistin levels and inflammation markers in psoriasis patients

A. Majid*, M. Fouad

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Thi-Qar, Thi-Qar, 64001, Iraq;

Received: 08 October 2022; Revised: 02 December 2022;
Accepted: 17 February 2023; Available on-line: 27 February 2023

Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin condition that varies in severity. Psoriasis is associated with complex disorders, which incorporate metabolic syndrome, obesity and impaired glucose tolerance. Adipose tissue secretes several hormones and cytokines, in particular visfatin and resistin that could be involved in the development of psoriasis by acting as pro-inflammatory or immunoregulatory factors. The aim of this work was to evaluate the serum level of visfatin and resistin as well as of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in psoriatic patients. The study included 43 healthy individuals and 45 patients divided into three groups with mild, moderate and severe clinical degrees of disease assessed by the Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI). The results showed a significant increase in the concentration of serum visfatin, resistin, ESR and hs-CRP in patient groups in comparison with a control group. The highest increase in indicators was observed in the group of patients with severe disease compared with the mild and moderate patients groups. The significance of studied indicators as biomarkers of psoriasis disease severity is analyzed.

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