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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2022; 68(6): 80-89


S. Chooklin1, S. Chuklin2, R. Barylyak1

  1. Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital, Ukraine
  2. St. Paraskeva Medical Center, Lviv, Ukraine


The review focuses on the role of neutrophilic extracellular traps (NETs) in systemic complications of acute pancreatitis. NETs can activate trypsin, cause inflammation and pancreatic tissue damage, and clog the excretory ducts. The main fatal complications of acute pancreatitis, such as acute lung injury, kidney, myocardial and CNS damage, intestinal dysfunction, hemocoagulation disorders are associated with NETs. Focusing on the formation and degradation of NETs may be a way to develop strategies for treating organ damage in severe acute pancreatitis. Current data on the use of NET-targeted therapy in experimental severe acute pancreatitis, which is aimed at blocking the NETs formation and disassembly of the DNA scaffold, inhibition of proteins toxicity in NETs, are considered.

Keywords: acute pancreatitis; neutrophilic extracellular traps; systemic complications; anti-NET therapy.


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