Expression of tetraspanins in human lung cancer cells: frequent downregulation of CD9 and its contribution to cell motility in small cell lung cancer

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) invades locally and metastasizes distantly extremely early when compared with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The underlying molecular mechanisms, however, have not been elucidated. Accumulating evidence suggests that downregulation of several members of tetraspanins is associated with progression of solid tumors, thus… CONTINUE READING