J. F. Marshall

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The development of an altered stromal microenvironment is a common feature of many tumours including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and there is increasing evidence that these changes in the stroma, which include increased expression of proteases and cytokines, may actually promote tumour progression. A common finding is that stromal fibroblasts become(More)
In the present study we have used fluorocytometry and immunoprecipitation to characterize the expression of alphav-containing integrins in a panel of eight human breast cancer cell lines and one normal human mammary epithelial line. We show that the classical vitronectin receptor alphavbeta3 is expressed in only one cell line (MDA-MB-231), whereas(More)
The effects of acute hypoxia on integrin expression and adhesion to extracellular matrix proteins were investigated in two human melanoma cell lines, HMB-2 and DX3, and a human adenocarcinoma cell line, HT29. Exposure to hypoxia caused a significant down-regulation of cell surface integrins and an associated decrease in cell adhesion. Loss of cell adhesion(More)
Changes in integrin expression have been shown to be important for the growth and metastatic capacity of melanoma cells. In this study, we have examined the expression of alphav integrins by three uveal and four cutaneous malanoma lines. No lines expressed alphavbeta6 and only TXM13, a cutaneous line, expressed alphavbeta8. All lines expressed alphavbeta5(More)
The integrin avb6 is not detectable on normal keratinocytes in vivo but expression is increased significantly in oral squamous cell carcinoma where this heterodimer has been shown to play a role in cell migration, invasion and protease expression. Although regarded initially as a fibronectin receptor, avb6 may bind to arginine-glycine-aspartic acid(More)
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