Ginkgo biloba extract attenuates the disruption of pro-and anti-inflammatory T-cell balance in peripheral blood of arsenicosis patients

  title={Ginkgo biloba extract attenuates the disruption of pro-and anti-inflammatory T-cell balance in peripheral blood of arsenicosis patients},
  author={S. Xia and Qian Sun and Z. Zou and Yonglian Liu and X. Fang and Baofei Sun and Shaofeng Wei and Dapeng Wang and Ai-hua Zhang and Qizhan Liu},
  journal={International Journal of Biological Sciences},
  pages={483 - 494}
Endemic arsenicosis is a public health problem that affects thousands of people worldwide. However, the biological mechanism involved is not well characterized, and there is no specific treatment. Exposure to arsenic may be associated with immune-related problems. In the present work, we performed an investigation to determine whether the Th17/Treg balance was abnormal in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with arsenicosis caused by burning coal. Furthermore, we investigated… Expand
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