Circulating Serotonin Levels in COPD Patients

A Pilot Study

Pietro Pirina; Elisabetta Zinellu; Panagiotis Paliogiannis; Alessandro G. Fois; Viviana Marras; Salvatore Sotgia; Ciriaco Carru; Angelo Zinellu

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BMC Pulm Med. 2018;18(167) 

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Conclusions

Our study confirms literature data showing an involvement of serotonin in the pathogenesis of COPD, demonstrating a statistically significant increase of circulating serotonin levels in an early phase of the disease, and a relation with the worsening of the airway obstruction. Given the need of biomarkers useful to detect and monitor COPD and its response to treatments, this seems to be a promising result that need to be further investigated.

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