Identification of metastasis-associated proteins by proteomic analysis and functional exploration of interleukin-18 in metastasis.

Very little is currently known about mechanisms underlying cancer metastasis. In the present study, metastasis-associated proteomes were separated and identified by comparative proteomic analysis, and the metastasis-related function of candidate protein interleukin-18 (IL-18) was further elucidated. First, a pair of highly and poorly metastatic sublines… (More)