Genes In Melanoma

Regulation of Expression of MGSA GRO Genes in Melanocytic Cells The expression of chemokines is normally tightly regulated and is only transiently induced in response to mediators of the inflammatory response such as IL-1, tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a), and a variety of other agents (3). Interestingly, during tumor progression and chronic inflammation, this tight regulation of chemokine expression is disturbed such that numerous tumor lesions and chronically inflammed tissues have been...

Influence Melanoma Tumor Progression

In addition to the effects of C-X-C chemokines on leukocyte chemotaxis, the C-X-C chemokines MGSA GRO-a and IL-8 are reported to enhance the growth of normal melanocytes, nevocytes, and melanoma cells (4,5,7,15,44a). The expression of MGSA GRO or IL-8 in immortalized melanocytes is also associated with an enhanced ability to form colonies in soft agar and tumors in nude mice (5,16,47,48). IL-8 expression has also been correlated with an enhanced metastatic capacity for melanoma tumors (52)....

Pylori A Type I Carcinogen

Several diverse malignancies are known to arise from a background of chronic inflammation. Cholangiocarcinoma and bladder cancer are strongly associated with infection with the Digeneans Opisthorchis sinensis and Schistosoma haematobium. The viral infections hepatitis B and C and human papillomavirus have been causally linked with hepatocellular carcinoma and cervical carcinoma. H. pylori is the first bacterium to be linked with the development of human neoplasia. Prospective epidemiologic...

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