Prognostic significance of serum copper in patients with cutaneous T cell lymphoma

ConclusionThe reason for the association between high serum copper and adverse prognosis is unknown. We hypothesize that IL-6 is secreted primarily by non-neoplastic cells at MF skin sites, leading to release of copper by the liver. Local production of IL-6 at lesion sites conceivably might also promote neoplastic cell progression via stimulation of the STAT3 pathway. Further studies on the relationship between activated tumor-associated macrophages, serum copper, IL-6 or C-reactive protein and prognosis might be informative.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe reason for the association between the high serum copper levels and adverse prognosis is unknown. We hypothesized that interleukin-6 is secreted primarily by non-neoplastic cells at MF skin sites, leading to release of copper by the liver. Local production of interleukin-6 at the lesion sites might conceivably also promote neoplastic cell progression by stimulation of the STAT3 pathway. Further studies on the relationship between activated tumor-associated macrophages, serum copper levels, interleukin-6, or C-reactive protein and prognosis might be informative.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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