Serum thymidine kinase is associated with gastric adenocarcinoma


Kemik O., Kemik A. S. , Purisa S., Tuzun S.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, cilt.112, ss.510-511, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 112 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.510-511

Özet

Thymidine kinase (TK) plays an essential role in the processing of thymidine within the cell and therefore it is an important marker of proliferation, particularly in tumor cells. The aim of our study was to determine the diagnostic and prognostic importance of TK measurement in gastric adenocarcinoma. The serum level of TK was measured in 72 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma. Serum levels of TK were significantly elevated in gastric adenocarcinoma in comparison with healthy individuals. Also, we have found that there are significant variations in TK serum concentrations when measured that correlate with important variations in clinico-pathological features and prognostic significance (Tab. 2, Ref. 16). Full Text in free PDF www.bmj.sk.