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Oral cavity calprotectin and lactoferrin levels in relation to radiotherapy
Background: Lactoferrin, an iron-binding glycoprotein, and calprotectin, a calcium binding protein, are sensitive markers of inflammation and their fecal levels increase during radiotherapy of prostate cancer patients. ...
Radiotherapy increases aMMP-8-levels and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio rapidly in head and neck cancer patients: a pilot study
Radiotherapy for head and neck carcinoma (HNC) has both curative and palliative purposes. This study investigated mouthrinse aMMP-8 levels, molecular forms of MMP-8, blood neutrophil counts and neurophil/lymphocyte ratios ...
Oral cavity beta-defensin levels are regulated differently during radiotherapy in head and neck cancer patients
Background: Human beta-defensins (hBDs) are small cationic peptides of the epithelium with broad antimicrobial and immune response-regulatory activities. hBDs are also related to oncogenesis, and their secretion profiles ...