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Plasma soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) levels in systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  23033975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a biomarker of systemic inflammation. We aimed to characterize plasma suPAR levels in SLE patients. Methods: We measured plasma suPAR, C reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in 89 SLE patients and 29 healthy controls. Results: suPAR and ESR values were higher in SLE than in controls, while CRP levels were comparable. ROC analysis of suPAR levels indicated a cut-off value of 5.70 ng/mL to distinguish patients with high disease activity (SLEDAI >8). Conclusion: suPAR might be an objective marker for identifying SLE patients with active disease.
Gergely Toldi; Balázs Szalay; Gabriella Bekő; Márta Bocskai; Magdolna Deák; László Kovács; Barna Vásárhelyi; Attila Balog
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
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Title:  Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1366-5804     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomarkers     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9606000     Medline TA:  Biomarkers     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
First Department of Pediatrics, Semmelweis University , Budapest , Hungary.
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