Hong-Yong Kang

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BACKGROUND The interleukin-6 (IL-6) pathway is known to be important in Th17 cell differentiation and in the pathology of many inflammatory disorders. However, the significance of the IL-6 pathway in nasal polyposis (NP) in Chinese patients remains unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the functions of the IL-6 pathway in NP in Chinese(More)
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) plays a key role in the tissue remodeling processes involved in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), with the biological functions of secreted TGF-β1 regulated by multiple proteins. Among these regulators, latency-associated peptide and latent TGF-β-binding protein inhibit TGF-β1 function, whereas different proteases and(More)
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