Serum sialic acid and gamma-glutamyltransferase levels in alcohol-dependent individuals


IDIZ N., GUVENDIK G., Bosgelmez I. I. , SOYLEMEZOGLU T., DOGAN Y. , Ilhan I.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.146, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2004.09.025
  • Title of Journal : FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL

Abstract

Alcohol abuse is a very common problem all over the world. Identification of alcoholism is crucial in preventing some adverse health effects, economical and social consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. The aim of this study was to determine sialic acid (SA) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) levels in serum samples of alcoholics and to compare the diagnostic accuracy of SA with the conventional marker, GGT.