Fibronectin concentrations in pleural effusions of patients with malignant and non-malignant diseases

Annalisa Siri, Barbara Carnemolla, Stephen Raffanti, Patrizia Castellani, Emma Balzano, Luciano Zardi

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Abstract

We have determined the amount of fibronectin in pleural fluids and plasma of 131 patients suffering from pleurisy of malignant and non-malignant etiology. We observed a significantly higher concentration of fibronectin in pleural fluids of a few patients with mesothelioma as compared with that found in pleural fluids of patients with pleurisies of different etiology. In these patients the pleural fluid fibronectin concentration was higher than that measured in plasma, suggesting local synthesis of fibronectin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalCancer Letters
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Biology
  • Oncology

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