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Association of Interleukin-8 with Cachexia from Patients with Low-Third Gastric Cancer

DOI: 10.1155/2009/212345

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Background. Interleukin (IL)-8 has been implicated in the development of cancer cachexia. The polymorphism of IL-8 gene, which may affect the production level of IL-8, may be associated with cancer cachexia. Methods. The serum IL-8 level in our study was examined by radioimmunoassay. We also analyzed single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) −251 A/T and


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