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Cytokines and growth factor modulators in intestinal inflammation and repair


Playford, RJ and Ghosh, S, Cytokines and growth factor modulators in intestinal inflammation and repair, Journal of Pathology, 205, (4) pp. 417-425. ISSN 0022-3417 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1002/path.1722


Breakdown in gastrointestinal mucosal integrity may be due to increased aggressive factors, including an excessive inflammatory response, decreased mucosal defence or a combination of the two. Our understanding of the control processes underlying these changes has rapidly expanded over the last decade and it is becoming clear that rather than being distinct elements, inflammation and repair are interrelated processes mediated by common cytokines and growth factors, with the division of factors as being a cytokine or a growth factor being somewhat artificial. The use of biological therapies, such, as antibodies that cause receptor blockade or administering recombinant growth factors, has now progressed from the laboratory to the clinical arena. This review summarizes current thoughts on the use of these factors in general, but with particular emphasis on inflammatory bowel disease. Copyright © 2005 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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:72931
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-09-05
Last Modified:2011-09-05

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