Receptor for hyaluronan-mediated motility isoform B promotes liver metastasis in a mouse model of multistep tumorigenesis and a tail vein assay for metastasis.

@article{Du2011ReceptorFH,
  title={Receptor for hyaluronan-mediated motility isoform B promotes liver metastasis in a mouse model of multistep tumorigenesis and a tail vein assay for metastasis.},
  author={Yi-Chieh Nancy Du and Chen-Kung Chou and David S. Klimstra and H. E. Varmus},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 40},
  pages={
          16753-8
        }
}
The gene encoding the receptor for hyaluronan-mediated motility (RHAMM) is overexpressed in many human cancers. However, it is unclear whether RHAMM plays a causal role in tumor initiation or progression. Using somatic gene transfer in a mouse model of islet cell tumorigenesis, we demonstrate that RHAMM isoform B (RHAMM(B)) promotes tumor growth and metastases to lymph nodes and the liver. The propensity of RHAMM(B)-expressing cells to metastasize to the liver was confirmed using an… CONTINUE READING
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