Gallbladder Inflammation is Associated with Increase in Mucin Expression and Pigmented Stone Formation

@article{Vilkin2006GallbladderII,
  title={Gallbladder Inflammation is Associated with Increase in Mucin Expression and Pigmented Stone Formation},
  author={Alexander Vilkin and Israel L. Nudelman and Sara Morgenstern and Alex Geller and Yosefa Bar Dayan and Zohar Levi and Galina Rodionov and Britta Hardy and Fred Meir Konikoff and Diana Gobbic and Yaron Niv},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={1613-1620}
}
Mucin is a high molecular weight glycoprotein that plays an important role in protecting the gallbladder epithelium from the detergent effect of bile. However, it also participates in gallstone formation. There is little information about a possible relationship between gallbladder inflammation and mucin expression or gallbladder stones’ characteristics. The aims of this study were to investigate stone characteristics and patterns of mucin expression in the gallbladder epithelium and bile of… CONTINUE READING
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