Clinical Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Drugs

Giovanni Passalacqua
Allergy & Respiratory Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Genova
Genova
Italy

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Cells and Mediators of Inflammation in Acute Pancreatitis

Author(s): Ramesh Kumar and Madhav Bhatia

Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (U.P.), India.

Keywords: Acute pancreatitis, adhesion molecules, cells, chemokines, complements, cytokines, hydrogen sulphide, inflammation, substance P, Toll-like receptors, transcription factors.

Abstract:

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an acute inflammatory process of the pancreas which involves a complex cascade of events initializing in pancreatic acinar cells. This, in turn leads to an inflammatory response, which results in the pathology of acute pancreatitis. In this review, we describe the role of different cell types and inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 1
ISSUE: 1
Page: [11 - 23]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/2212703801999131206110914