Low levels of circulating platelet factor 4 (PF4, CXCL4) in subclinically hypothyroid autoimmune thyroiditis


GORAR S., ADEMOGLU E., Carlioglu A., ALIOGLU B., BEKDEMIR H., SAGLAM B., ...More

JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION, vol.39, no.2, pp.185-189, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40618-015-0348-x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-189

Abstract

Purpose Chemokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid diseases. Platelet factor 4 (PF4, CXCL4) released from activated platelets is a chemokine. However, its clinical importance in autoimmune thyroiditis remains unknown. This study is intended to determine circulating levels of PF4 levels in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT).