Emmprin promotes anchorage-independent growth in human mammary carcinoma cells by stimulating hyaluronan production.


Emmprin (CD147; basigin) is a plasma membrane glycoprotein, enriched on the surface of many cancer cells, which induces matrix metalloproteinase synthesis via cell-cell interactions. Elevated emmprin production causes increased growth in vivo of human mammary carcinoma cells. In this study, we show that elevation of emmprin expression in less aggressive… (More)


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