Expression of the metalloproteinase matrilysin in DU-145 cells increases their invasive potential in severe combined immunodeficient mice.


Human prostate cancer displays a high degree of variability in its rate of spread, which could be due largely to differences in the invasive potential of the tumor cells. The degradation of the basal lamina and stromal extracellular matrix is mediated in part by the secretion of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Matrilysin (PUMP-1, MMP-7) and gelatinase A… (More)