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Study of various serum proteins in lung cancer. Immunoglobulins A, G, M, haptoglobin, alpha-1-antitrypsin, alpha-2-macroglobulin

Bata, J.; Colobert, L.; Biron, A.; Brune, J.

Annales de Biologie Clinique 35(4): 297-303


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-3898
PMID: 74964
Accession: 038983673

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A statistical study of the plasma concentration of immunoglobulin, alpha-1-antitrypsin, haptoglobin, and alpha-2-macroglobulin in 153 patients with primary carcinoma of the lung showed a strong increase in alpha-1-antitrypsin, haptoglobin and A and C immunoglobulins, whilst alpha-2-macroglobulin increases very moderately, and IgM does not vary. The relationships between variables are also modified, thus there appears a correlation between IgA and IgG to the detriment of the IgG/IgM relationship. Furthermore the coefficient of the correlation IgG/alpha-2-macroblobulin is lower in cancer patients.

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