Ovarian tumor markers CA125 and CA130 are here investigated in the search for harbingers of an elevated cancer risk or pre-cancer. A circadian rhythm of large amplitude is demonstrated for salivary CA125 and CA130 of a clinically healthy 28-year old woman (AP). The circadian rhythms of both markers found in AP have a pattern similar to that of a patient (EH) with a mullerian cancer involving the ovary, with high values in the early morning and low values in the afternoon. Whereas acrophases occur approximately at the same circadian stage in both AP and EH, the MESOR and circadian amplitude are higher in EH as compared to AP. The circadian rhythm of salivary CA130 of RP is similar to that of other clinically healthy women. CA130 concentrations are lower than CA125 concentrations in unstimulated saliva (before rinsing of the mouth) in this clinically healthy woman (AP), and in other women studied herein. This difference between CA130 and CA125 concentrations is observed irrespective of circadian stage and irrespective of the concentration range of CA125 at the outset. After rinsing of the mouth, a statistically significant decrease in both CA130 and CA125 concentration is observed in AP and in another healthy woman (GC) who collected saliva both before and after rinsing of the mouth.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
- Healthy women
- Salivary chronome