Role of bone morphogenetic proteins in human prostate cancer pathogenesis and development of bone metastases: immunohistochemical study.

Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) have the ability to induce ectopic bone formation. The findings of their expression in prostate cancers have been linked with specifically tumor progression to bone and development of osteosclerotic metastases. We investigated the expression pattern of BMP-2/4, -6 and -7 and the receptors BMPR-IA,-IB and -II in normal human… (More)