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Genetic polymorphisms of proangiogenic factors seem to favor hepatocellular carcinoma development in alcoholic cirrhosis.

Authors
  • Machado, Mariana V
  • Janeiro, André
  • Miltenberger-Miltenyi, Gabriel
  • Cortez-Pinto, Helena
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2014
Volume
26
Issue
4
Pages
438–443
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000000044
PMID: 24445728
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Genetic polymorphisms in proangiogenic factors did not associate with the risk of ALD in heavy drinkers. However, KDR and VEFGA polymorphisms may confer an increased risk of HCC in patients with ALD.

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