Altered expression of extracellular matrix and proteinases in Noble rat prostate gland after long-term treatment with sex steroids.

@article{Li2001AlteredEO,
  title={Altered expression of extracellular matrix and proteinases in Noble rat prostate gland after long-term treatment with sex steroids.},
  author={Shengxiu Li and Grace F. Chen and Peter S F Chan and Hong Lim Choi and S. M. Ho and Franky Chan},
  journal={The Prostate},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={58-71}
}
BACKGROUND Interactions between the epithelial cells and stromal tissues, which include the epithelial basement membrane, extracellular matrix, inducible factors, and various cell types, are believed to play a significant role in prostate gland carcinogenesis. Remodeling of extracellular matrix and degradation of basement membrane are the prerequisites for… CONTINUE READING