Carol Yi-Ki Szeto

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BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in the peritoneal angiogenesis and hyperpermeability in patients on peritoneal dialysis. We hypothesis that VEGF genetic(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies found that transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) plays a conflicting role in peritoneal fibrosis. We hypothesise that TGF-beta acts on peritoneal mesothelial cells(More)
There is evidence that type 1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) may have an important role in peritoneal function. We studied the effect of physiologically relevant PAI-1 promotor polymorphisms(More)
BACKGROUND Cell culture experiments show that peritoneal mesothelial cells express aquaporin-1 (AQP1) and aquaporin-3 (AQP3), which can be important for peritoneal transport. However, the functional(More)