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2024 Jun

Clin Transl Med




Heavy metals in cigarette smoke strongly inhibit pancreatic ductal function and promote development of chronic pancreatitis.


Pallagi P, Tóth E, Görög M, Venglovecz V, Madácsy T, Varga Á, Molnár T, Papp N, Szabó V, Kúthy-Sutus E, Molnár R, Ördög A, Borka K, Schnúr A, Kéri A, Kajner G, Csekő K, Ritter E, Csupor D, Helyes Z, Galbács G, Szentesi A, Czakó L, Rakonczay Z, Takács T, Maléth J, Hegyi P


Smoking is recognised as an independent risk factor in the development of chronic pancreatitis (CP). Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function and ductal fluid and bicarbonate secretion are also known to be impaired in CP, so it is crucial to understand the relationships between smoking, pancreatic ductal function and the development of CP.