Localization of plasminogen activators and their inhibitor in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck.

@article{Yasuda1997LocalizationOP,
  title={Localization of plasminogen activators and their inhibitor in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck.},
  author={Tomoh Yasuda and Yasuyo Sakata and Ken Kitamura and Masao Morita and Teruyoshi Ishida},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={611-6}
}
BACKGROUND Plasminogen activators (PAs) and their inhibitors are thought to play an important role in tumor invasion and metastasis. However, there have been few reports in which histologic localization of PAs has been demonstrated in head and neck tumors. METHODS We examined the patterns of expression of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA), tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1), and vitronectin in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas… CONTINUE READING

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