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Research Article

The Inflammatory Microenvironment in Colorectal Neoplasia

  • Mairi H. McLean,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Research Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Graeme I. Murray,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Keith N. Stewart,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Gillian Norrie,

    Affiliation: Colorectal Surgery Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Claus Mayer,

    Affiliation: Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Georgina L. Hold,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Research Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • John Thomson,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Research Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Nicky Fyfe,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Mairi Hope,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Research Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • N. Ashley G. Mowat,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Research Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Janice E. Drew,

    Affiliation: The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Emad M. El-Omar mail

    e.el-omar@abdn.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Research Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015366

About the Authors

Mairi H. McLean, Georgina L. Hold, John Thomson, Mairi Hope, N. Ashley G. Mowat, Emad M. El-Omar
Gastrointestinal Research Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Graeme I. Murray, Keith N. Stewart, Nicky Fyfe
Department of Pathology, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Gillian Norrie
Colorectal Surgery Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Claus Mayer
Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Janice E. Drew
The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: e.el-omar@abdn.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MHM EEO GIM. Performed the experiments: MHM KNS JED NF GLH JT MH. Analyzed the data: GN CM MHM EEO GIM JED JT NAGM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MHM GIM KNS NF JT JED. Wrote the paper: MHM EEO GIM.