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European Cytokine Network

BCG-induced interleukin-6 upregulation and BCG internalization in well and poorly differentiated human bladder cancer cell lines Volume 9, numéro 2, June 1998

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  • Mots-clés : phagocytosis, cytokines, Mycobacterium bovis, bladder neoplasms, cell lines.
  • Page(s) : 181-6
  • Année de parution : 1998

INTRODUCTION Intravesical BCG therapy has been successfully used for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer [1, 2]. For BCG therapy to be effective, the development of an immune response seems to be important, although the exact mechanism remains to be established [3]. For the initiation of the immune reaction, several steps during the first interaction of BCG with the bladder wall have been suggested to be involved. [...]