Inflammation Based Regulation of Cancer Cachexia

  title={Inflammation Based Regulation of Cancer Cachexia},
  author={Jill K. Onesti and Denis C. Guttridge},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
Cancer cachexia, consisting of significant skeletal muscle wasting independent of nutritional intake, is a major concern for patients with solid tumors that affects surgical, therapeutic, and quality of life outcomes. This review summarizes the clinical implications, background of inflammatory cytokines, and the origin and sources of procachectic factors including TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1, INF-γ, and PIF. Molecular mechanisms and pathways are described to elucidate the link between the immune response… CONTINUE READING



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