Plasma levels of IL-6 and TNF-alpha in patients with esophageal cancer


AYDIN Y., Kaplan I., Bilen Y., Bulut C., Genc F., Turkyilmaz A. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.42, no.5, pp.762-767, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1104-61
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.762-767

Abstract

Aim: Cytokines are multifunctional polypeptides synthesized in various cell types. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) are cytokines that have important roles in cancer pathogenesis. In this study, we investigated the plasma levels of IL-6 and TNF-alpha in patients with esophageal cancer.