Expression patterns of stromal MMP-2 and tumoural MMP-2 and -9 are significant prognostic factors in invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast.

@article{Min2014ExpressionPO,
  title={Expression patterns of stromal MMP-2 and tumoural MMP-2 and -9 are significant prognostic factors in invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast.},
  author={Kyueng-Whan Min and Dong-Hoon Kim and DO S.Bhagwandin and Kyungeun Kim and Hyun Joo Lee and Seoung Wan Chae and Jin Hee Sohn and Jung-Soo Pyo and Young-ha Oh and Wan Seop Kim and So-Young Lee and Sukjoong Oh and Seon Hyeong Choi and Yong Lai Park and Chan Heun Park},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  year={2014},
  volume={122 12},
  pages={1196-206}
}
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are matrix-degrading enzymes that play a pivotal role in aggressive behaviours, such as rapid tumour growth, invasion, and metastasis, of several types of solid tumours. In particular, stromal MMP-2 plays important roles in the progression of malignant tumours, but most clinical studies have focused on tumoural MMP-2 and -9… CONTINUE READING