Serum cytokines and growth factor levels in Japanese patients with psoriasis.

@article{Takahashi2010SerumCA,
  title={Serum cytokines and growth factor levels in Japanese patients with psoriasis.},
  author={Hidetoshi Takahashi and Hitomi Tsuji and Yoshio Hashimoto and Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto and Hajime Iizuka},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={645-9}
}
BACKGROUND Although the precise pathomechanism of psoriasis is still unknown, various cytokines and growth factors derived from T cells, dendritic cells or keratinocytes, are critically involved in this disease. There have been several studies determining the serum levels of cytokines in patients with psoriasis, but with conflicting results. The levels of various cytokines and growth factors were measured in the sera of patients with psoriasis and compared with those of healthy controls. The… CONTINUE READING

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