Christopher Bergum

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BACKGROUND Prostate cancer progression is accompanied by increased levels of extracellular proteases that are capable of remodeling the extracellular matrix as well as cleaving and activating growth factors and their receptors that are critically involved in pro-cancerous signaling pathways. The membrane anchored serine protease matriptase (also known as(More)
Breast cancer tumorigenesis is accompanied by increased levels of extracellular proteases that are capable of remodeling the extracellular matrix as well as cleaving and activating growth factors and signaling receptors that are critically involved in neoplastic progression. Multiple studies implicate the membrane anchored serine protease matriptase (also(More)
Matriptase is an epithelia-specific membrane-anchored serine protease that has received considerable attention in recent years because of its consistent dysregulation in human epithelial tumours, including breast cancer. Mice with reduced levels of matriptase display a significant delay in oncogene-induced mammary tumour formation and blunted tumour growth.(More)
Over the last two decades, cell surface proteases belonging to the type II transmembrane serine protease (TTSP) family have emerged as important enzymes in the mammalian degradome, playing critical roles in epithelial biology, regulation of metabolic homeostasis, and cancer. Human airway trypsin-like protease 5 (HATL5) is one of the few family members that(More)
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