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February 2023 Vol. 11 No.2

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 11(2) pp. 053-058, February, 2023 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7677475

Original Research Article

The Roles of Serum Levels Of IGF-I And IGFBP 3 in Laboratory Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Ceylan Ayada1*, Umran Toru Erbay2


1Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir Bakircay University, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kutahya Health Sciences University, Kütahya, Turkey

*Corresponding Author's E-mail: ceylan.ayada@bakircay.edu.tr

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Received: 20 January 2023  I  Accepted: 23 February 2023  I  Published: 27 February 2023  I  Article ID: MRJMMS23007
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




The lung condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by remodeling non reversibly of the airways, including fibrosis, smooth muscle hyperplasia, and airway inflammation. By interacting with numerous inflammatory mediators and intricate signaling pathways, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) causes airway remodeling. The form of IGFBPs that is most prevalent is IGFBP-3. IGF-1 is bound by the IGF-1 receptor, IGFBP-3, which prevents IGF-1 from suppressing airway inflammation. IGFBP-3 is crucial in this situation for controlling the inflammatory response. By examining the circulation levels of IGF-1 and IGFBP3 in newly diagnosed and untreated COPD patients, we sought to contribute to the innovative COPD diagnosis and therapy approaches.

Keywords: Airway inflammation, Airway smooth muscle, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), IGF-binding protein 3 (IGFBP3), Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I)



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