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Urine IL-8 is the Predictive Biomarker of Steroid Sensitivity in Patients with Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome

We conducted a prospective study on idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) to explore the changes in the urine IL levels of the patients to discover the noninvasive indicators for predicting and dynamically monitoring steroid efficacy in the steroid therapy of INS patients.


Objective: The study aimed to explore the correlation between urine interleukin (IL)-8, 6, 10, 17 levels and the efficacy of steroid in patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS).

12 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 10 Aug, 2016


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Hepatic Local Micro-environmental Immune Status in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Cirrhotic Tissues

As hepatocellular carcinoma progresses, T-lymphocytes, natural killer cells, B lymphocytes, Mφ and GrB-expressing cells decrease. This indicates that these cells may be important markers of prognosis.
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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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