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E-Cadherin (ECD), a transmembrane cell adhesion molecule, is associated with three kinds of cytoplasmic proteins (alpha-catenin, beta-catenin and plakoglobin), and formation of the cadherin-catenins adhesion complex is indispensable for tight cell-to-cell adhesion in adherence junctions. There is a high possibility that dysfunction of ECD reflects increased(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze β-catenin and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to investigate the association between their expression and clinicopathologic characteristics of NSCLC patients. Immunohistochemistry was performed to examine β-catenin and MMP-2 protein expression in 39 resected(More)
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