Man Ling Chen

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Degradation of the extracellular matrix by proteolytic enzymes is a central aspect of physiological and pathologic tissue-remodeling processes such as trophoblastic implantation, wound healing, and tumor invasion. We have hypothesized that prostate adenocarcinoma cell invasion through the normal basal lamina is attributable in part to(More)
Degradation of the extracellular matrix by proteolytic enzymes is a central aspect of physiological and pathologic tissue-remodeling processes such as trophoblastic implantation, wound healing, and tumor invasion. We have hypothesized that prostate adenocarcinoma cell invasion through the normal basal lamina is attributable in part to(More)
Nucleoside diphosphate kinase (Ndk) is a ubiquitous enzyme which functions in balancing the nucleotide pool of the cell. We have recently reported that in addition to being intracellular in both mucoid and nonmucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Ndk is also secreted into the extracellular environment by mucoid P. aeruginosa cells. This secreted Ndk has(More)
Laminins are glycoproteins expressed in the basement membrane of multiple epithelial tissues. Previously described purification procedures for the human laminin variants laminin-5 (LN-332) and laminin-10 (LN-511) use tissue as starting material and have multiple steps. We demonstrate a two-step laminin immunoaffinity purification method to produce(More)
Disruption of the extracellular matrix by proteases is crucial for tumor invasion. Laminin-10 (Ln-10) has previously been identified as a substrate for cell migration and cell adhesion, and is present in the basal lamina (BL) of both normal prostate and prostate cancer. Here, we investigate a role for membrane type 1 matrix metalloprotease (MT1-MMP) in(More)
Gastrin and cholecystokinin-B receptor (CCK-B) were co-expressed in human gastric carcinoma tissues, suggesting that a functional autocrine loop, the gastrin and CCK-B receptor loop, may be presented in gastric cancer cells and play an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of gastric carcinomas. The present study was aimed at studying the(More)
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