CD44 expression in melanocytic lesions: a marker of malignant progression?


CD44 is the major human cell surface receptor for hyaluronate and functions in a diverse range of physiological processes. Alternative splicing of a single gene generates a family of splice variants (CD44vl-10) in addition to the standard isoform, CD44H. Expression of CD44, particularly CD44v6, has been described to correlate with metastasis formation in… (More)