Up-regulation of intestinal vascular endothelial growth factor by Afa/Dr diffusely adhering Escherichia coli.

BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis has been recently described as a novel component of inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis. The level of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been found increased in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis mucosa. To question whether a pro-inflammatory Escheric...

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Main Authors: Gaëlle Cane, Vanessa Liévin-Le Moal, Gilles Pagès, Alain L Servin, Paul Hofman, Valérie Vouret-Craviari
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2007-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC2147078?pdf=render