The role of protein glycosylation inhibitors in the prevention of metastasis and therapy of cancer.

Abstract

Oligosaccharide moieties of cell-surface glycoproteins are thought to be involved in recognition events during cancer metastasis and invasion. Swainsonine, an inhibitor of the Golgi alpha-mannosidase II, has been shown to block pulmonary colonization by tumor cells and stimulate components of the immune system. Swainsonine also abrogates much of the… (More)

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