Inflammation is a component of glioma microenvironment. PTX3 is a component of the humoral arm of innate immunity and a candidate marker of inflammation. In the present study we assessed the expression of PTX3 in gliomas by immunohistochemistry. PTX3 expression differed across low and high-grade tumors based on histopathological diagnosis and clinical severity, positively correlating with tumor grade and severity. In a multivariate logistic regression model, only the PTX3 score was significantly associated with the presence of a high-grade tumor. Thus, PTX3 may represent a new marker of cancer-related inflammation and glioma malignancy.
- Cancer-associated inflammation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Immunology and Allergy