Asymmetrical Dimethylarginine Levels in Hepatitis B Virus-Positive Patients.
Karakecili, Faruk; Cikman, Aytekin; Aydin, Merve; Gulhan, Baris
High asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels have been associated with endothelial dysfunction and contribute to the development of several diseases. However, data on the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) and ADMA are limited. The aim of our study was to explore the relationship between ADMA and HBV by comparing the ADMA levels in patients with chronic active hepatitis B (CHB), inactive HBV carriers (carriers), and healthy volunteers (controls).