Roles of the matrix metalloproteinases in mammary gland development and cancer
Benaud, C., Dickson, R.B., & Thompson, E.W. (1998) Roles of the matrix metalloproteinases in mammary gland development and cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 50(2), pp. 97-116.
Tissue remodeling is a key process involved in normal development, wound healing, bone remodeling, and embryonic implantation, as well as pathological conditions such as tumor invasion and metastasis, and angiogenesis. The degradation of the extracellular matrix that is associated with those processes is mediated by a number of families of extracellular proteinases. These families include the serine proteinases, such as the plasminogen-urokinase plasminogen activator system and leukocyte elastases, the cysteine proteinases, like cathepsin D and L, and the zinc-dependent matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Accumulating evidence has highlighted the central role of MMP-driven extracellular matrix remodeling in mammary gland development and breast cancer.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Cited By (since 1996):96
Export Date: 6 May 2014
PubMed ID: 9822215
|Keywords:||Breast cancer, Breast development, MMP|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Deposited On:||16 May 2014 04:11|
|Last Modified:||16 May 2014 04:11|
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