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Beyoglu Eye Journal Evaluation of Serum Concentration of the Myokine Irisin (FNDC5) in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(3): 180-184 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2021.52533

Evaluation of Serum Concentration of the Myokine Irisin (FNDC5) in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Burak Turgut1, Kadir Mercan2, Nevin Ilhan3, Selahattin Semih Aydoğan4
1Department of Ophthalmology, Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale, Turkey
2Department of Ophthalmology, Private Sevgi Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
3Department of Biochemistry, Firat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
4Department of Ophthalmology, Yuksek Ihtisas University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the serum irisin level of patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and compared it with that of healthy individuals.
METHODS: The serum irisin level of 15 healthy controls (Group 1) and 15 dry ARMD patients (Group 2) and 15 wet ARMD patients (Group 3) were measured using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method and compared.
RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of age or gender (p>0.05). The mean serum irisin levels of Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3 were 25.81±24.04 ng/mL, 22.93±19.05 ng/mL, and 12.38±8.16 ng/mL, respectively. Although the mean irisin level in the wet ARMD patients was lower than that of the control and dry ARMD groups, there was no statistically significant difference between the groups (p>0.05).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The results suggest that the serum irisin level in ARMD patients is not different from that of healthy individuals. Studies of larger groups that examine the irisin level in the vitreous and neovascular membranes will further elucidate any role in the pathogenesis of ARMD.

Keywords: Age-related macular degeneration, dry, FNDC5, irisin, serum level, wet

Burak Turgut, Kadir Mercan, Nevin Ilhan, Selahattin Semih Aydoğan. Evaluation of Serum Concentration of the Myokine Irisin (FNDC5) in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(3): 180-184

Corresponding Author: Burak Turgut, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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