Loss of MDA-7 expression with progression of melanoma.

PURPOSE Ectopic transfer of the melanoma differentiation-associated gene-7 (mda-7) has been shown in vitro to suppress growth and induce apoptosis in a variety of human tumor cell lines; similar effects are not elicited in normal cells. Thus, the mda-7 gene seems to function as a novel tumor suppressor, and there is interest in the potential of mda-7 gene… CONTINUE READING