Pro-inflammatory cytokines: Useful markers for the diagnosis of canine mammary tumours?
Andaluz A., Yeste M., Rodríguez-Gil JE., Rigau T., García F., Rivera del Álamo MM.
The aim of the present study was to analyse the expression of 60 pro-inflammatory cytokines as possible markers of malignancy in canine mammary tumours using a human cytokine antibody array. The cytokines were grouped into two different categories: (1) cytokines in which expression indicated the presence of a mammary tumour and (2) cytokines in which expression differentiated between simple mammary adenoma, tubulopapillary carcinoma or complex carcinoma. These data suggest that specific pro-inflammatory cytokines could be useful as tools for the diagnosis of canine mammary tumours.