Maspin regulates hypoxia-mediated stimulation of uPA/uPAR complex in invasive breast cancer cells.


Maspin, a unique serine proteinase inhibitor (serpin), plays a key role in mammary gland development and is silenced during breast cancer progression. Maspin has been shown to inhibit tumor cell motility and invasion in cell culture, as well as growth and metastasis in animal models. In this study, we investigated the effect of maspin on the regulation of… (More)