A Danilkovitch

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In addition to its effects on macrophage function, macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP) is a growth and motility factor for epithelial cells. The growth and survival of epithelial cells generally require two signals, one generated by interaction with extracellular matrix via integrins, the other initiated by a growth factor. Therefore we investigated the(More)
Macrophage stimulating protein (MSP) belongs to the plasminogen-related kringle domain family. In addition to stimulation of macrophages, MSP acts on other cell types including epithelial and hematopoietic cells. The MSP receptor is a transmembrane tyrosine kinase called RON in humans and STK in mice. MSP/receptor interaction induces activation of signal(More)
Macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP) and hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) are plasminogen-related growth and motility factors that interact with cell-surface protein tyrosine kinase receptors. Each one is a heterodimeric protein comprising a disulfide-linked alpha chain and a serine protease-like beta chain. Despite structural similarities(More)
Macrophage stimulating protein (MSP) is a growth and motility factor that mediates its activity via the RON/STK receptor tyrosine kinase. MSP promotes integrin-dependent epithelial cell migration, which suggests that MSP may regulate integrin receptor functions. Integrins are cell surface receptors for extracellular matrix. Epithelial cell adhesion and(More)
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