Cytokines and Cancer by Anupama Gururaj, Rakesh Kumar (auth.), Leonidas C. Platanias

By Anupama Gururaj, Rakesh Kumar (auth.), Leonidas C. Platanias MD, PhD (eds.)

This quantity presents a complete evaluation of the present wisdom on cytokines and melanoma. Cytokines play various roles in melanoma, either as parts of pathogenetic mechanisms, in addition to brokers utilized in the remedy of convinced malignancies. thus far, there has no longer been a publication released that covers either simple technology and translational/clinical examine within the box of cytokines in malignancies.

The quantity is split in sections. part one makes a speciality of present advancements within the simple technology box with specific emphasis on novel mechanisms of cytokine activities in malignant cells. the second one part bargains with translational and scientific examine within the box, and lots of of the bankruptcy authors have been one of the first to introduce numerous cytokines within the remedy of convinced tumors.

Cytokines and Cancer is written by way of best figures within the box of cytokine biology and cytokine therapeutics and is in particular occupied with this topic.

Collectively, the knowledge supplied during this booklet may be precious to humans within the scientific box at a number of degrees, together with scientific scholars, interns, citizens, scientific and easy technology researchers, in addition to oncologists in practice.

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Further support for the role of chemokines in the local invasion of tumor cells is provided by the observation that both CXCL8 and CXCLl cause an increase in migration, invasion through the basement membrane, and adhesion to a laminin substrate in PC3 prostate carcinoma cells [75]. In melanoma, CXCL8 secreted by endothelial cells has been shown to elicit a Chernokines and Cancer 25 chemotactic response in melanoma cells that is mediated by CXCRl [31]. Other studies have confirmed the involvement of chemokines in enhancing the ability of tumor cells to adhere to components of the extracellular matrix, thereby facilitating subsequent invasion and migration.

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