Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 24th, 2005
According to recent research from Spain, "angiogenesis, the formation of new vessels, has been reported to play a significant pathogenic role in liver damage-associated hepatitis C virus infection. Most of our current knowledge derives from immunohistochemical studies of hepatic biopsy samples obtained from CHC patients."
"We evaluated whether CHC is associated with elevated serum levels of angiogenesis markers and whether these are modulated by therapy. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2), and soluble Tie-2 (sTie-2) were determined in the...
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