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Growth factors and ulcerative gastrointestinal disease


Playford, RJ and Shaw-Smith, C, Growth factors and ulcerative gastrointestinal disease, Bailliere's Clinical Gastroenterology, 10, (1) pp. 135-149. ISSN 0950-3528 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0950-3528(96)90044-5


A huge variety of peptides and cytokines are involved in the maintenance of mucosal integrity and in the inflammatory response at sites of ulceration. Most studies have focused on the effects of an individual factor in this complex process. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to fully understand their importance in vivo, we should consider their function as part of a highly integrated system. It is also becoming clear that a relatively small number of common pathways are brought into play by the host in response to a wide variety of intestinal insults.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Gastroenterology and hepatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Playford, RJ (Professor Ray Playford)
ID Code:72761
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-08-31
Last Modified:2011-09-05

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