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صفحه نخست /Concomitant Increase of OX40 ...
عنوان
Concomitant Increase of OX40 and FOXP3 Transcripts in Peripheral Blood of Patients with Breast Cancer
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
Breast Cancer, FOXP3, OX40
چکیده
Background: Regulatory T cells (T-regs) have an important role in cancer by suppression of protective antitumor immune responses. Regulatory T cells express the forkhead/ winged helix transcription factor (FOXP3) and OX40 molecules which have important regulatory roles in the immune system. Objective: To evaluate FOXP3 and OX40 transcripts in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of women with breast cancer. Methods: Blood samples from 40 women with histologically-confirmed infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast and 40 healthy volunteer women without a history of malignancy or autoimmune disorders were collected. The abundance of FOXP3 and OX40 gene transcripts were determined by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). Results: There was a significant positive correlation between FOXP3 and OX40 gene expression in women with breast cancer in a stage dependent manner. Conclusion: This finding emphasizes the importance of T-regs as predominant targets for breast cancer immunotherapy.
پژوهشگران قاسم سلگی (نفر چهارم)