Truncated midkine as a marker of diagnosis and detection of nodal metastases in gastrointestinal carcinomas.

Abstract

Midkine (MK) is a growth factor identified as a product of a retinoic acid-responsive gene. A truncated form of MK mRNA, which lacks a sequence encoding the N-terminally located domain, was recently found in cancer cells. We investigated the expression of the truncated MK mRNA in specimens of 47 surgically removed human gastrointestinal organs using… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.1998.517

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@article{Aridome1998TruncatedMA, title={Truncated midkine as a marker of diagnosis and detection of nodal metastases in gastrointestinal carcinomas.}, author={Kuniaki Aridome and S. Takao and Takanori Kaname and Kenji Kadomatsu and Shoji Natsugoe and Fujio Kijima and Takashi Aikou and T Muramatsu}, journal={British Journal of Cancer}, year={1998}, volume={78}, pages={472 - 477} }