The role of IL-2 in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma “a study in Iraqi patients”

Azhar J Mohsin, Talib A Hussein, Kareem T Mashkoor


IL-2 plays a pivotal role in the induction of host immune responses against tumor growth and it has anti-tumor activity. Therefore the present study aimed at shedding light on a group of Iraqi patients with multiple myeloma by evaluating the level of this cytokine in their sera . The age and gender were also taken into consedration. and investigate if there was any association between IL-2 and the level of β2-m. A group of 49 patients and 22 healthy volunteers were included in the study. The quantitative determination of IL-2 serum level was performed by ELISA. The patients were divided into two groups: the first group included (17) patients who were recently diagnosed and not received any treatment at the time of collecting samples, while the second group included (32) patients who received treatment.

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