The role of C-reactive protein as an inflammatory marker in gastrointestinal diseases

Abstract

C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase protein that is produced in large amounts by hepatocytes, upon stimulation by the cytokines interleukin-6, tumor-necrosis-factor-α and interleukin-1β, during an acute-phase response. CRP is an objective marker of inflammation and, in gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn's disease and acute pancreatitis, its… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncpgasthep0359

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