Increased expression of YKL-40, a chitinase-like protein, in serum and lung of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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BACKGROUND YKL-40, a mammalian member of chitinase-like proteins, has been shown to play a role in pathological conditions leading to tissue remodeling and fibrosis. Recently, YKL-40 was found to be increased in severe asthma, suggesting that YKL-40 contributes to airway remodeling; however, no data are available about YKL-40 expression in idiopathic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2010.02.026

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@article{Furuhashi2010IncreasedEO, title={Increased expression of YKL-40, a chitinase-like protein, in serum and lung of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.}, author={Kazuki Furuhashi and Takafumi Suda and Yutaro Nakamura and Naoki Inui and Dai Hashimoto and Seiichi Miwa and Hiroshi Hayakawa and Hideki Kusagaya and Yutaka Nakano and Hirotoshi Nakamura and Kingo Chida}, journal={Respiratory medicine}, year={2010}, volume={104 8}, pages={1204-10} }