Increased immunohistochemical expression of YKL-40 in the spleen of patients with portal hypertension

@inproceedings{Wang2012IncreasedIE,
  title={Increased immunohistochemical expression of YKL-40 in the spleen of patients with portal hypertension},
  author={Dong Wang and Jian-guo Lu and Qing Wang and Xilin Du and Rui Dong and Peng Wang and Lei Zhao and Xue Jiang and Li-Juan Yuan},
  booktitle={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2012}
}
YKL-40 has been identified as a growth factor in connective tissue cells and also a migration factor in vascular smooth muscle cells. To a large extent, the increase of serum YKL-40 is attributed to liver fibrosis and asthma. However, the relationship of the expression and clinical/prognostic significance of YKL-40 to the splenomegaly of patients with portal hypertension is unclear. In the present study, the expression of YKL-40 was studied by immunohistochemistry in 48 splenomegaly tissue… CONTINUE READING

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