Acute and Chronic Changes of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)in Induced Sputum of Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)-induced Asthma Patients

Abstract

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a multi-functional cytokine involved in inflammation, repair and angiogenesis in asthmatic airway. This study aimed to evaluate the role of VEGF in immediate bronchoconstriction induced by TDI inhalation, and in chronic TDI-asthma patients. 11 newly diagnosed TDI-asthma patients (group I), 12 chronic TDI-asthma… (More)

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