Extracellular alpha 6 integrin cleavage by urokinase-type plasminogen activator in human prostate cancer.

During human prostate cancer progression, the integrin alpha6beta1 (laminin receptor) is expressed on the cancer cell surface during invasion and in lymph node metastases. We previously identified a novel structural variant of the alpha6 integrin called alpha6p. This variant was produced on the cell surface and was missing the beta-barrel extracellular… CONTINUE READING