Inflammatory cytokines IFN-γ, IL-4, IL-13 and TNF-α alterations in schistosomiasis: a meta-analysis

@article{Yu2011InflammatoryCI,
  title={Inflammatory cytokines IFN-γ, IL-4, IL-13 and TNF-α alterations in schistosomiasis: a meta-analysis},
  author={Liping Yu and Xi Sun and Fan Yang and Jie Yang and Jia Si Shen and Zhongdao Wu},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={110},
  pages={1547-1552}
}
Cytokines play an important role in the immunological pathogenesis of schistosomiasis. Schistosomiasis would be associated with an imbalance in inflammatory cytokines that leads to a decrease of T helper (Th) 1 and an increase of Th2 cytokine secretion. Corresponding data so far have been inconsistent, so we performed a meta-analysis to assess whether cytokine alterations were risk factors for schistosomiasis progression. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CNKI databases for literatures including… CONTINUE READING