Serum endocan levels are increased in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Voiosu2014SerumEL,
  title={Serum endocan levels are increased in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={T. Voiosu and P. Bălănescu and A. Benguș and A. Voiosu and C. Băicuș and M. Barbu and Anca Lădaru and C. Nițipir and B. Mateescu and M. Diculescu and R. Voiosu},
  journal={Clinical laboratory},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={
          505-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND Endocan is a marker of angiogenesis previously studied in various types of cancer and inflammatory conditions. Its expression is influenced by vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF A) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), cytokines involved in pathogenetic pathways in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of this study was to determine whether serum endocan levels were increased in IBD patients. METHODS We conducted an exploratory pilot study. Serum endocan levels… Expand
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