Serum angiopoietin-1 level is increased in patients with Behçet's disease.

  title={Serum angiopoietin-1 level is increased in patients with Behçet's disease.},
  author={J. Choe and Sung-Hoon Park and Seong Kyu Kim},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={77 4},
OBJECTIVE Angiogenesis may be involved in the pathogenesis of Behçet's disease (BD). Some angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and endothelin-1 are significantly associated with BD. Here, we investigate whether Angiopoietin contributes to disease activity and clinical manifestations of BD. METHODS We recruited 59 consecutive patients with BD and sex- and age-matched 65 healthy control subjects for this study. We reviewed data… CONTINUE READING


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