The relationship of lactoferrin to the anemia of renal cell carcinoma.

  title={The relationship of lactoferrin to the anemia of renal cell carcinoma.},
  author={Kevin Raymond Loughlin and Ruben F. Gittes and Derek Partridge and P Stelos},
  volume={59 3},
This study was designed to examine whether lactoferrin, a glycoprotein contained in neutrophils which binds free iron, mediates the anemia associated with renal cell carcinoma. Preoperative hematocrit, urinalysis, serum iron, total iron binding capacity, and ferritin levels were obtained in 24 patients with hypernephroma. At the time of radical nephrectomy, a tumor specimen was obtained from all 24 patients and corresponding normal renal tissue was obtained from eight patients. Fifteen patients… CONTINUE READING
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