Matrix metalloproteinase-7 expression in gastric carcinoma.

  title={Matrix metalloproteinase-7 expression in gastric carcinoma.},
  author={Masao Honda and Masaki Mori and Hiroaki Ueo and Keishi Sugimachi and Tsuyoshi Akiyoshi},
  volume={39 3},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) belongs to the same family as matrix degrading metalloproteinase (MMPs) that may play an important part in cancer cell invasion and metastasis. This study reports on the MMP-7 mRNA expression level both in human gastric carcinomas and the normal gastric mucosa. METHODS From fresh specimens of 47 surgical pairs of primary gastric carcinomas and corresponding normal tissue specimens, cDNA was obtained by reverse transcription (RT) and… CONTINUE READING


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