Background: There are very few data regarding inflammation in patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas. Aim: To evaluate the circulating concentrations of placental growth factor (PlGF), transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-α), transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1), tumour necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNF-R1) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) in patients with IPMNs and in those with pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Patients and Methods: Sixty-nine patients were enrolled: 23 (33.3%) had IPMNs and 46 (66.7%) had histologically confirmed pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Thirteen healthy subjects were also studied. PlGF, TGF-α, TGF-β1, TNF-R1 and MMP-2 were determined using commercially available kits. Results: TNF-R1 (p=0.003) was the only protein significantly different among the three groups. Conclusion: Serum TNF-R1 was elevated in patients with IPMNs and in those with pancreatic adenocarcinomas, suggesting a high apoptotic activity in both groups of patients studied.
The role of inflammation in patients with intraductal mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas and in those with pancreatic adenocarcinoma / R. Pezzilli, M.M. Corsi, A. Barassi, A.M. Morselli-Labate, G. Dogliotti, R. Casadei, R. Corinaldesi, G. Melzi D'Eril. - In: ANTICANCER RESEARCH. - ISSN 0250-7005. - 30:9(2010 Sep), pp. 3801-3805.
|Titolo:||The role of inflammation in patients with intraductal mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas and in those with pancreatic adenocarcinoma|
CORSI ROMANELLI, MASSIMILIANO MARCO (Secondo)
MELZI D'ERIL, GIANLODOVICO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Matrix metalloproteinase-2; Pancreatic neoplasms; Placental growth factor; Transforming growth factor-alpha; Transforming growth factor-beta 1; Tumour necrosis factor receptor 1|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica|
Settore MED/05 - Patologia Clinica
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|