Evaluation of serum cathepsin B and D in relation to clinicopathological staging of colorectal cancer.

@article{Skrzydlewska2005EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of serum cathepsin B and D in relation to clinicopathological staging of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Elżbieta Skrzydlewska and Mariola Sulkowska and Andrzej Wincewicz and Mariusz Koda and Stanislaw Sulkowski},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 27},
  pages={4225-9}
}
AIM Proteolytic degradation of the extracellular matrix facilitates cancer invasion and promotes metastasis. The study aims at evaluation of preoperative and postoperative serum cathepsins B and D levels in correlation with selected anatomoclinical features of colorectal cancer. METHODS Blood samples were collected from 63 colorectal cancer patients before curative operation of the tumor 10 d later. Blood that was obtained from 20 healthy volunteers, served as a control. The activity of… CONTINUE READING