The aim of study was to determine and compare serum concentrations of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in patients with oral ameloblastoma and healthy controls. Sixteen patients with ameloblastoma and 16 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. Cytokine concentrations were measured by chemiluminescent enzyme linked immunoassay. Serum concentrations of IL-1β were below level of detection in all but four participants. No significant differences between the groups were observed in serum concentrations of IL-6. Serum TNF-α was significantly higher in control subjects than in ameloblastoma patients. Patients diagnosed with ameloblastoma have relatively normal levels of inflammatory cytokines in their blood and thus cannot be used as indicators of disease severity or for monitoring the treatment outcomes.

Blood levels of interleukins in patients with ameloblastoma.

ALBANESE, Massimo;D'AGOSTINO, Antonio;A. Pardo;NOCINI, Pier Francesco;BERTOSSI, Dario
2013

Abstract

The aim of study was to determine and compare serum concentrations of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in patients with oral ameloblastoma and healthy controls. Sixteen patients with ameloblastoma and 16 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. Cytokine concentrations were measured by chemiluminescent enzyme linked immunoassay. Serum concentrations of IL-1β were below level of detection in all but four participants. No significant differences between the groups were observed in serum concentrations of IL-6. Serum TNF-α was significantly higher in control subjects than in ameloblastoma patients. Patients diagnosed with ameloblastoma have relatively normal levels of inflammatory cytokines in their blood and thus cannot be used as indicators of disease severity or for monitoring the treatment outcomes.
ameloblastoma; IL-1β; IL-6; TNF-α
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