MT1-MMP modulates melanoma cell dissemination and metastasis through activation of MMP2 and RAC1.

Metastatic melanoma remains the deadliest of all skin cancers with a survival rate at five years of less than 15%. MT1-MMP is a membrane-associated matrix metalloproteinase that controls pericellular proteolysis and is an important, invasion-promoting, pro-tumorigenic MMP in cancer. We show that deregulation of MT1-MMP expression happens as early as the… CONTINUE READING