Vascular endothelial growth factor levels in active pulmonary tuberculosis

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Alatas F., Alatas O., Metintas M., Ozarslan A., Erginel S., Yildirim H.

CHEST, vol.125, no.6, pp.2156-2159, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1378/chest.125.6.2156
  • Journal Name: CHEST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2156-2159
  • Keywords: lung, tuberculosis, vascular endothelial growth factor, LUNG-CANCER, EXPRESSION, ANGIOGENESIS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a mediator with potent angiogenic, mitogenic, and vascular permeability-enhancing activities that are specific for endothelial cells. Intense angiogenesis has been found in active pulmonary tuberculosis lesions.