Evaluation of vascular endothelial growth factor A and endostatin levels in induced sputum and relationship to bronchial hyperreactivity in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis


Yilmaz I. , Bayraktar N., Ceyhan K., Secil D., Yuksel S., Misirligil Z., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY & ALLERGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.181-186, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3867
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY & ALLERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-186

Abstract

Background: Studies about the pathogenesis of bronchial hyperreactivity (BHR) in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and its relationship with lower airway remodeling are extremely limited. In this study, bronchial vascular remodeling and its relationship with BHR were evaluated by measurement of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) and endostatin in patients with seasonal AR (SAR).