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Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 21;6:37451. doi: 10.1038/srep37451.

Interleukins 17 and 23 in patients with gastric neoplasms.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zielona Gora, Zielona Gora, Poland.
Department of Gastroenterology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.


Recently there has been heightened interest in the potential significance of interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-23 in the development/progression of human malignancies. Here, we analyzed the systemic levels of these cytokines in 75 patients with different types of gastric neoplasms (carcinoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, neuroendocrine neoplasms, and lymphomas) and 42 healthy volunteers. We found that patients with all types of gastric neoplasms have significantly lower IL-23 levels. However, in comparison to the levels in healthy individuals, IL-17 concentrations were lower only in patients with types of gastric neoplasms other than carcinoma. Interestingly, IL-17 levels significantly differed between patients with early and advanced gastric carcinoma. No significant associations were detected between the systemic levels of examined interleukins and TNM staging. However, peripheral levels of IL-23 were correlated with the absolute numbers of circulating populations of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal and very small embryonic/epiblast-like stem cells in patients with gastric carcinoma. ROC curve analyses demonstrated that systemic levels of IL-17 seem to meet basic criteria for consideration as a helpful diagnostic marker in the detection of gastric carcinoma. In conclusion, our study provides translational evidence confirming the clinical significance of IL-17 and IL-23 in the pathogenesis of different types of gastric neoplasms in humans.

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