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Br J Cancer. 1982 Dec;46(6):888-93.

Prostaglandins and human lung carcinomas.

Abstract

Lung primary carcinomas and normal tissue from 136 patients have been extracted for prostaglandins, and the findings examined in relation to histology. In most cases, tumours yielded more prostaglandin-like material (PG-lm), as judged by bioassay, than did normal tissue from the same lungs. Amounts varied with tumour types, in the following ascending order: small-cell carcinomas, large-cell undifferentiated carcinomas, well-differentiated squamous carcinomas, poorly-differentiated adenocarcinomas, poorly differentiated squamous carcinomas, and well-differentiated adenocarcinomas. Tumour PG-lm was highest when necrosis or the neutrophil content of the tumours were moderate, whereas PG-lm from normal lung tissue correlated with the number of macrophages. Chromatography indicated the presence of various prostaglandins, in agreement with our recent findings using gas chromatography--mass spectrometry.

PMID:
6295425
PMCID:
PMC2011224
DOI:
10.1038/bjc.1982.298
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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