Paradoxical early glucocorticoid induction of stem cell factor (SCF) expression in inflammatory conditions.


1. Stem cell factor (SCF) is a major growth factor for mast cells, promoting their differentiation and chemotaxis. Its expression is regulated by glucocorticoids in inflammatory conditions, showing an early increased protein expression, before the expected anti-inflammatory decrease (Da Silva et al., Br. J. Pharmacol. 2002:135,1634). 2. We here evaluated… (More)


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