Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p15 | (1) | ECE2007

Clinical significance of simultaneously determined serum interleukin-6, dehydroepiandrosterone and its sulphate levels in melanoma

Boldizsár Mariann , Vincze Borbála , Gilde Katalin , Bánfalvi Teodora , Fejos Zsuzsanna , Borbola Kinga , Kapuvári Bence , Liszkay Gabriella , Otto Szabolcs

Among well-known circulating melanoma markers 5-S-cysteinyldopa (5-SCD), a precursor of pheomelanin biosynthesis and S-100 beta (S-100B) are extensively investigated. Our earlier observations confirmed that serum concentration of 5-SCD and S-100B correlates well with the stages and progression of the disease. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional inflammatory cytokine implicated in advanced stage of various diseases and tumour recurrence. Malignant melanoma cells are known...