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Soluble galectin-3 is a strong, colonic epithelial-cell-derived, lamina propria fibroblast-stimulating factor

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Lippert, E. ; Falk, W. ; Bataille, F. ; Kaehne, T. ; Naumann, M. ; Goeke, M. ; Herfarth, H. ; Schoelmerich, J. ; Rogler, G.
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:26


BACKGROUND: Colonic lamina propria fibroblasts (CLPFs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of fibrosis and strictures in Crohn's disease. AIM: To identify colonic epithelial cell (CEC)-derived factors that activate CLPFs. METHODS: Primary human CECs and CLPFs were isolated from control mucosa and interleukin 8 (IL8) of CLPF cultures was quantified by ELISA. Activation of nuclear factor ...


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