Expression of matrix metalloproiteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in hepatocellular carcinoma tissue, compared with the surrounding non-tumor tissue.


Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in the tumor invasion and growth through the degradation of extracellular matrix. In this study, we selected 46 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases, at random, and we immunohistologically examined the expression of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-7, MMP-9, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1, TIMP… (More)


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