Serum interleukin-12 levels in alcoholic liver disease.

  title={Serum interleukin-12 levels in alcoholic liver disease.},
  author={Kuei-Han Tung and Yi-Shin Huang and Kai-Chung Yang and C K Perng and H. -T. Lin and S V Lee},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  volume={73 2},
BACKGROUND Interleukin (IL)-12 is a proinflammatory cytokine produced by antigen-presenting cells upon stimulation by diverse stimuli. This study aimed to explore the relationship between IL-12 serum levels and different stages of alcoholic liver disease, alcoholic intake status and abstinence from alcohol. METHODS A total of 35 healthy controls without alcohol consumption and 94 patients with alcoholic liver disease (17 with alcoholic steatosis, 37 with alcoholic hepatitis, 40 with alcoholic… CONTINUE READING


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