Cyclooxygenase 2 expression in vessels and nerves in reversal reaction leprosy.

Abstract

Tissue expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)2, an inducible enzyme synthesizing eicosanoids in inflammation, was studied in reversal reaction (RR) leprosy in comparison with nonreactionary leprosy. COX2 was consistently expressed in cells of the mononuclear-macrophage lineage across the leprosy spectrum. Only in RR, the following two additional sites showed… (More)

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@article{Pesce2006Cyclooxygenase2E, title={Cyclooxygenase 2 expression in vessels and nerves in reversal reaction leprosy.}, author={Carlo M Pesce and Myriam Grattarola and Stefano Menini and Paolo Fiallo}, journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene}, year={2006}, volume={74 6}, pages={1076-7} }