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Biglycan is an important component of the extracellular matrix, which belongs to the small leucine-rich proteoglycan family. Recent studies have shown that biglycan expression is elevated in many tumor tissues and implies poor prognosis, such as colon cancer. However, the molecular mechanism of biglycan in colon cancer has not been investigated. The present… (More)
This meta-analysis aimed to identify the value of serum matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) levels for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Through searching the following electronic databases: Cochrane Library (Issue 12, 2014), Web of Science (1945∼2014), PubMed (1966∼2014), CINAHL (1982∼2014), EMBASE (1980∼2014), and CBM (1982∼2014), related articles… (More)