publication . Article . 2016

Low titer of antibody against Toxoplasma gondii may be related to resistant to cancer

Maryam Sharafi Seyedeh; Salehi Nahid; Mortazavi Nahid; Danesh Pour Shima; Yousefi Morteza; Yousofi Darani Hossein;
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  • Published: 24 Feb 2016 Journal: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, volume 11, page 305 (issn: 0973-1482, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Context: Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite with a world-wide distribution. However, the majority of infected cases remain symptomless. There are raising scientific evidences indicating that parasitic infections induce antitumor activity against certain types of cancers. The inhibitory effect of T. gondii on cancer growth has also been shown in cell culture and mouse model. Aims: Considering the anti-tumor effect of this parasite, in this study the relationship between low titer of antibodies against T. gondii and resistant to cancers has been investigated. Subjects and Methods: In two separate experiments, anti T. gondii antibody was estimated in 150 pat...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Oncology, Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging, General Medicine, Antibody, cancer, Toxoplasma gondii, Toxoplasma gondii, biology.organism_classification, biology, Virology, Immunology, Antitumor activity, Normal people, Cancer, medicine.disease, medicine, Inhibitory effect, Parasite hosting, Antibody, biology.protein, Titer, lcsh:Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, lcsh:RC254-282
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