Cyclic nucleotides in ascites from ovarian carcinoma

A. Francavilla, R. Sabatini, E. Ierardi, A. Amoruso, C. Panella, L. Polimeno, A. Restaino, L. Selvaggi

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Cyclic Adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and cyclic Guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) were assayed in ascitic fluid from 27 patients with ovarian carcinoma and 23 patients with liver cirrhosis. The value of these cyclic nucleotides was correlated with standard methods for the clinical evaluation of tumors. No change in the cGMP levels was found in either of these groups. The cAMP content, however, was increased in 23 of the 27 cases of ovarian carcinoma. The high cAMP level was correlated with the cytological findings in only 13 (48.1%) of these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-618
Number of pages2
JournalHormone and Metabolic Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology


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