Increased expression of factor XIII-A in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

@article{Takabayashi2013IncreasedEO,
  title={Increased expression of factor XIII-A in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.},
  author={Tetsuji Takabayashi and Atsushi Kato and Anju Tripathi Peters and Kathryn E. Hulse and Lydia A Suh and Roderick G Carter and James E. Norton and Leslie C. Grammer and Bruce K. Tan and Rakesh Kumar Chandra and David B. Conley and Robert C. Kern and Shigeharu Fujieda and Robert P. Schleimer},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 3},
  pages={584-592.e4}
}
BACKGROUND Profound edema or formation of a pseudocyst containing plasma proteins is a prominent characteristic of nasal polyps (NP). However, the mechanisms underlying NP retention of plasma proteins in the submucosa remain unclear. Recently, we reported that impairment of fibrinolysis causes excessive fibrin deposition in NP and this might be involved in… CONTINUE READING