Table 5.

Expression of GROα, IL-1β, and IL-8 in human malignant melanomas

SpecimenDepth (mm)Melanoma typeGROαIL-1βIL-8
11.61SSM++++++
24.5NMM++++++++
32.25NMM++++++++
44.05SSM+++++++
58SSM+++++++
63.51SSM++++++++
72.8SSM+++++++
83.6NMM+++++++
93.15SSM+++++++
  • NOTE: Expression of cytokines and chemokines was analyzed by immunohistochemistry on cryosections of melanomas from nine different patients. Intensities of specific stainings were arbitrarily set as the following: +, modest expression; ++, moderate expression; +++, strong expression. SSM, superficial spreading melanoma; NMM, nodular malignant melanoma.