Autoimmunity to Uroplakin II Causes Cystitis in Mice: A Novel Model of Interstitial Cystitis

Altuntas C., Daneshgari F., ŞAKALAR Ç., Goksoy E., Gulen F., Kavran M., ...More

EUROPEAN UROLOGY, vol.61, no.1, pp.193-200, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eururo.2011.06.028
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-200


Background: The pathophysiology of interstitial cystitis (IC) is unknown. Deficits in urothelial cell layers and autoimmune mechanisms may play a role.