Expression of nerve growth factor in hepatolithiasis.

  title={Expression of nerve growth factor in hepatolithiasis.},
  author={Tomoyuki Ohta and Ayman Elnemr and Toshiyuki Yasui and Hirohisa Kitagawa and Masato Kayahara and Sachio Fushida and Gento Nishimura and Tatsuya Nagakawa and Koichi Miwa and Miyuki Yamamoto and Tadafumi Terada and Yasuni Nakanuma},
  volume={19 6},
AIMS/BACKGROUND Nerve growth factor (NGF) has recently been shown to influence the survival and function of non-neuronal inflammatory cells, possibly through its activity as a colony-stimulating factor. It may also play an important role in acute inflammation and tissue repair. However, no prior report has focused on NGF in chronic inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal and biliary tracts. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of NGF in hepatolithiasis. METHODS Twenty-six… CONTINUE READING
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