Tumor cytotoxicity and production of interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor from blood monocytes of cervical carcinoma patients.

To assess the functional integrity of monocytes in patients with cervical carcinoma, cytotoxic potential of peripheral blood monocytes and their ability to secrete interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) after activation with different stimulating agents were studied. Comparable levels of monocyte-mediated cytotoxicity were observed… CONTINUE READING