Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 25th, 2000
V. Von Baehr and colleagues at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, studied a number of serum pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines as well as tumor necrosis factor receptors on the immune response cells of alcoholic cirrhosis patients. Ex vivo cytokine secreting activity was also measured in this study, involving 49 patients and 41 healthy controls ("Mechanisms of endotoxin tolerance in patients with alcoholic liver...
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