Expression of melanoma inhibitory activity in melanoma and nonmelanoma tissue specimens.

@article{Perez2000ExpressionOM,
  title={Expression of melanoma inhibitory activity in melanoma and nonmelanoma tissue specimens.},
  author={Raymond P Perez and Peng Zhang and Anja Kathrin Bosserhoff and Reinhard Buettner and Mahmoud M. Abu-hadid},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={1381-8}
}
Melanoma inhibitory activity (MIA) is a small soluble protein secreted by malignant melanoma cells and chondrocytes. Prior studies suggested that MIA expression was relatively tissue-specific, making it a potentially useful marker for melanoma. The current investigations sought to more clearly define the range of tumor/tissue-types where MIA is expressed… CONTINUE READING