Prognostic significance of CD44s expression in bile duct carcinomas.

  title={Prognostic significance of CD44s expression in bile duct carcinomas.},
  author={Kwang Hyun Lee and Youn Sang Shim and S. H. Lee and Min Sun Cho and Yeung-Chul Mun and Chu Myung Seong},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={24 18_suppl},
14071 Background: CD44 is a surface glycoprotein and has a key role for surface hyaluronan receptor, which is associated with adhesion and metastasis in many solid tumors. There are CD44 standard isoform (CD44s) and ten variant isoforms (CD44v1-10). CD44s and CD44 variant 6 (CD44v6) were evaluated to clarify the applicable prognostic factor in patients with… CONTINUE READING