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Distribution of transforming growth factor-beta isoforms TGF-beta 1, TGF-beta 2 and TGF-beta 3 and vascular endothelial growth factor in vulvar lichen sclerosus.

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OBJECTIVE: To study the distribution of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) isoforms TGF-beta 1, TGF-beta 2 and TGF-beta 3 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in vulvar lichen sclerosus. STUDY DESIGN: Biopsies were obtained from 10 patients with vulvar lichen sclerosus, snap frozen and stained with polyclonal antibodies to TGF-beta 1, TGF-beta 2, TGF-beta 3 and VEGF. Control tissues used were uninvolved thigh tissue from two of the lichen sclerosus patients and normal vulvar ...

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Farrell, AM More by this author
Charnock, M More by this author
Wojnarowska, F More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume:
46
Issue:
2
Pages:
117-124
Publication date:
2001-02-05
ISSN:
0024-7758
URN:
uuid:6518fafc-a6f9-45e6-bd2a-515f79575d90
Source identifiers:
2518
Local pid:
pubs:2518

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