Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) concentrations in peripheral blood as markers of pituitary tumours.

@article{Komorowski2000VascularEG,
  title={Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) concentrations in peripheral blood as markers of pituitary tumours.},
  author={Jan Komorowski and J Jankewicz and Henryk Stępień},
  journal={Cytobios},
  year={2000},
  volume={101 398},
  pages={151-9}
}
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) are important cytokines. They are secreted by normal pituitary glands and those with all types of adenomas and may be involved in pituitary tissue growth. The peripheral blood concentrations of VEGF, bFGF and sIL-2R in nineteen patients (17-70 years) with pituitary tumours and ten healthy subjects (23-34 years) were studied. Hypersecretion of prolactin (five cases… CONTINUE READING