Soluble selectin levels in patients with lung cancer

M. Roselli, T. C. Mineo, F. Martini, S. Mariotti, V. Ambrogi, A. Spila, R. D'Alessandro, S. Basili, F. Guadagni, Patrizia Ferroni

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Increased expression of selectins has been found on endothelial cells of venules and capillaries in the tumor stroma of non-small cell lung cancer, suggesting their functional role in the process of chemotaxis for tumor cells. The present study was aimed at analyzing the role of both soluble (s)P-selectin and sE-selectin levels in association with clinicopathological variables in 116 patients with lung cancer, 38 patients with benign diseases and 59 healthy donors. The results obtained showed that sP-selectin and sE-selectin levels were higher in patients with lung cancer compared to normal donors (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Biological Markers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • E-selectin
  • Lung cancer
  • Metastasis
  • P-selectin
  • Soluble adhesion molecule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry


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