Tumor-specific expression of αvβ3 integrin promotes spontaneous metastasis of breast cancer to bone

@article{Sloan2005TumorspecificEO,
  title={Tumor-specific expression of αvβ3 integrin promotes spontaneous metastasis of breast cancer to bone},
  author={Erica K. Sloan and Normand Pouliot and Kym L Stanley and Jenny Chia and Jane M. Moseley and Daphne K. Hards and Robin L Anderson},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={R20 - R20}
}
Studies in xenograft models and experimental models of metastasis have implicated several β3 integrin-expressing cell populations, including endothelium, platelets and osteoclasts, in breast tumor progression. Since orthotopic human xenograft models of breast cancer are poorly metastatic to bone and experimental models bypass the formation of a primary tumor, however, the precise contribution of tumor-specific αvβ3 to the spontaneous metastasis of breast tumors from the mammary gland to bone… CONTINUE READING