Association of variants in the interleukin-27 and interleukin-12 gene with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

@article{Wei2009AssociationOV,
  title={Association of variants in the interleukin-27 and interleukin-12 gene with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.},
  author={Y-S Wei and Yan Lan and Bin Luo and Dong Lu and H C Nong},
  journal={Molecular carcinogenesis},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={751-7}
}
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is multifactorial, and the genetic background may be a crucial etiologic factor. Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is a multifunctional cytokine that induces interferon (IFN)-gamma secretion and plays an important role in antitumor immunity. Interleukin-27 (IL-27) is a novel IL-12 family member, the present studies demonstrate that IL-27… CONTINUE READING