Increased serum levels of macrophage inflammatory protein-3alpha in hepatocellular carcinoma: relationship with clinical factors and prognostic importance during therapy.


Macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP-3alpha) is a CC chemokine that attracts immature dendritic cells and lymphocytes and is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of inflammation and carcinogenesis. However, nothing is known about the clinical significance or prognostic importance of this chemokine in patients with cancer. The aim of this study was to… (More)