Expression of the c-kit protein in human solid tumors and in corresponding fetal and adult normal tissues.

@article{Matsuda1993ExpressionOT,
  title={Expression of the c-kit protein in human solid tumors and in corresponding fetal and adult normal tissues.},
  author={R. Matsuda and Takashi Takahashi and Shigeo Nakamura and Yoshitaka S Sekido and Keiichiro Nishida and Motoko Seto and Tsutomu Seito and Takeyuki Sugiura and Yoh Ariyoshi},
  journal={The American journal of pathology},
  year={1993},
  volume={142 1},
  pages={339-46}
}
The proto-oncogene c-kit encodes a transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor that is thought to play an important role in hematopoiesis, spermatogenesis, and melanogenesis. We previously showed that the c-kit messenger RNA is preferentially expressed in small cell lung cancer and that its ligand, stem cell factor, is expressed in a broad spectrum of human… CONTINUE READING