Coexpression of Matrilysin and Laminin-5 γ2 Chain May Contribute to Tumor Cell Migration in Colorectal Carcinomas


We attempted to examine the correlation between matrilysin and laminin-5 γ2 chain expression with reference to the number of dedifferentiation units along the entire invasive front (tumor budding). Immunostaining for hMMP-7 and laminin-5 γ2 chain was performed in 50 T1 colorectal carcinomas, and immunoreactivity was evaluated at the invasive front of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1024142722640


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