Circulating soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in type C viral hepatitis.

@article{Yang1996CirculatingSI,
  title={Circulating soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in type C viral hepatitis.},
  author={Stephen Shei-Dei Yang and Genoveffa Franchini Tsai and Catherine H. Wu and Ding Shinn Chen},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={
          575-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is one of the members of the immunoglobulin supergene family; it expresses in response to inflammatory mediators and activation. Circulating soluble ICAM-1 (sICAM-1) levels in acute and chronic viral hepatitis C virus infection were studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty blood samples from 10 patients with acute hepatitis C, and 36 blood samples from 25 patients with chronic hepatitis C were compared with those from 10 healthy… CONTINUE READING