The Evaluation of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor and Fibroblastic Growth Factor Receptor 1 Levels in Saliva and Serum of Patients with Salivary Gland Tumor
2012 (English)In: DNA and Cell Biology, ISSN 1044-5498, E-ISSN 1557-7430, Vol. 31, no 4, 520-523 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF2) is a well-known endothelial mitogen that regulates endothelial cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, and survival. In the present study, we investigated the levels of FGF2 and fibroblastic growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) in saliva and serum of patients with salivary gland tumors. Saliva and serum samples were collected from 43 patients with salivary gland tumors and 40 healthy volunteers. The FGF2 and FGFR1 concentrations in saliva and serum samples were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. We found that the levels of FGF2 and FGFR1 in saliva and serum from patients with salivary gland tumors were significantly higher than those from healthy control subjects. These results suggest that salivary FGF2 and FGFR1 can be used as potential biomarkers in the diagnosis of salivary gland tumors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 31, no 4, 520-523 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-174385DOI: 10.1089/dna.2011.1310ISI: 000302854200014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-174385DiVA: diva2:527752