Differences in Mast Cell Infiltration, E-cadherin, and Zonula Occludens-1 Expression Between Patients With Overactive Bladder and Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

Urology, 04/25/2012

Mast cell infiltration was found in both overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) bladder wall, but E–cadherin and zonula occluden–1 expression was only decreased in IC/BPS, suggesting the urothelial barrier function was not affected in the OAB bladder.

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