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Serum metallothionein in patients with testicular cancer


Tariba, Blanka; Živković, Tanja; Krasnići, Nesrete, Filipović Marijić, Vlatka; Erk, Marijana; Gamulin, Marija; Grgić, Mislav; Pizent, Alica
Serum metallothionein in patients with testicular cancer // Cancer chematotherapy and pharmacology, 75 (2015), 4; 813-820 doi:10.1007/s00280-015-2702-2 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Serum metallothionein in patients with testicular cancer

Autori
Tariba, Blanka ; Živković, Tanja ; Krasnići, Nesrete, Filipović Marijić, Vlatka ; Erk, Marijana ; Gamulin, Marija ; Grgić, Mislav ; Pizent, Alica

Izvornik
Cancer chematotherapy and pharmacology (0344-5704) 75 (2015), 4; 813-820

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Testicular cancer; Metallothionein; Platinum; Serum marker

Sažetak
Metallothioneins (MTs) have been disclosed as a useful diagnostic factor for tumour progression and drug resistance in a variety of malignancies. Increased levels of MT in blood serum have been found in patients with several types of cancer, but there is no available information on serum MT levels in patients with testicular germ cell tumour (TGCT). The aim of the study was to determine MT levels in serum of patients with TGCT and to evaluate the portion of platinum (Pt) that binds to MT after cisplatin administration since MTs could be involved in drug resistance. Methods: Concentration of total MT was determined in serum of 25 men with newly diagnosed TGCT by differential pulse voltammetry. The fractionation of serum was carried out by size exclusion high-performance liquid chromatography (SE-HPLC), while concentration of Pt in collected fractions was determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Results: Concentration of serum MT was significantly higher in TGCT patients than in healthy volunteers. The results of SE- HPLC analysis showed that only a small amount of Pt was bound to proteins in the area of MT elution. Conclusions: Significant increase in MT levels in individuals with TGCT indicates certain health problem and, in combination with other commonly used diagnostic tools, could improve early diagnosis.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb,
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb,
Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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