Trace Elements in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Zinc Status and Immunologic Functions.

Abstract

In this study we have assessed zinc status and zinc-dependent cell-mediated immune functions (interleukin-2 production by mononuclear cells, natural killer cell lytic activity, and interleukin-1β production by mononuclear cells) in adult patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract at diagnosis and before any therapy was instituted… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0194-5998(97)70238-9

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