Heterogeneous regional expression patterns of matrix metalloproteinases in human malignant gliomas.

The aim of the study was to assess the differential intra- and intertumoral heterogeneity and patterns of matrix metalloproteinase expression in human glioblastomas in vivo. 12 glioblastoma samples were analyzed for MMP expression by semi-quantitative RT-PCR. A total of 56 samples (8 adjoining regions of 6 glioblastoma tumors) were immunohistochemically… (More)