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Matrix Metalloproteinases ( MMPs ) in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  title={Matrix Metalloproteinases ( MMPs ) in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma},
  author={Dr. Vikas Bhakhar and Dr. Neeta. V. Bhavsar},
Tumor growth and development involves interaction between tumor cells and extracellular matrix components characterized by cell proliferation, survival, migration into other tissues by invasion or metastasis. Migration of these tumor cells involve degradation of ECM which is facilitated by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Thus MMPs serve useful tool for early diagnosis, prognosis and survival of the disease. Active role of various MMPs in oral squamous cell carcinoma have been evaluated by… Expand

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