Inducible nitric oxide synthase and histopathological correlation in chronic viral hepatitis


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Atik E., ÖNLEN Y., Savas L., DORAN F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.12, no.1, pp.12-15, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2007.03.010
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-15

Abstract

Background: Chronic liver disorders represent a serious health problem. Nitric oxide (NO) synthesized by inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) can function as an antimicrobial agent able to kill or reduce replication of microorganisms, and plays an important role in immune regulation. This study was undertaken to evaluate the expression of iNOS in chronic viral hepatitis and its relation to histopathology.