Caspase-cleaved fragments of cytokeratin 18 in patients with chronic hepatitis B

EREN F. , YILMAZ Y. , Kose S., Ozdemir F. T. , Yonal O., Kurt R., ...More

CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA, vol.411, pp.2029-2032, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 411
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cca.2010.08.035
  • Title of Journal : CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA
  • Page Numbers: pp.2029-2032


Background: During hepatocyte apoptosis, intermediate filament protein cytokeratin 18 is cleaved by caspases at Asp396 which can be specifically detected by the monoclonal antibody M30 (M30-antigen). In this study, we sought to determine whether serum M30-antigen levels can serve as a useful biomarker of liver injury in the clinical spectrum of HBV infection.