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Increased prevalence of T(H)17 cells in the peripheral blood of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
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PMID:  21458322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to determine whether T(H)17 cells are involved in the development and metastasis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). STUDY DESIGN: T(H)17 cells frequencies in 67 HNSCC patients and 21 healthy volunteers were examined by flow cytometric analysis. T(H)17 cell-related cytokines in serum (interleukin (IL) 17, transforming growth factor (TGF) β, and IL-6) were evaluated by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: It was discovered that the higher frequency of T(H)17 cells was in HNSCCs patients (1.0 ± 0.4%). The cell proportions and related cytokine concentrations were consistent with the tumor TNM stage. The IL-6 concentration showed positive correlation with the frequency of T(H)17 cells (r = 0.661) and IL-17 levels (r = 0.597). The TGF-β concentration showed a positive correlation with IL-17 (r = 0.626) but no relationship with T(H)17 cells (r = 0.431). CONCLUSIONS: The present data suggested that T(H)17 cells may be involved in tumor growth and metastasis of HNSCCs. IL-6 may play an important role in T(H)17 cell differentiation and functions, and TGF-β may be related to IL-17 secretion but not to the differentiation of T(H)17 cells.
Chen Li; Yi Fang Zhao; Wenfeng Zhang; Wei Zhang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology and Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine, Ministry of Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
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