Insulin-like growth factor II receptor-mediated intracellular retention of cathepsin B is essential for transformation of endothelial cells by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus.


Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the pathological agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), a tumor characterized by aberrant proliferation of endothelial-cell-derived spindle cells. Since in many cancers tumorigenesis is associated with an increase in the activity of the cathepsin family, we studied the role of cathepsins in KS using an in vitro… (More)


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