High level of αB-crystallin contributes to the progression of osteosarcoma.
Nanchang, China. In Oncotarget, Feb 2016
In this study, we showed that Cryab expression was elevated in OS tissues and cell lines, and down-regulation of Cryab in MG-63 and U-2OS cells led to a decline in the cells' aggressiveness, and reduced secretion of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in vitro, and lower metastasis potential in vivo.
The glycocalyx and its significance in human medicine.
New York City, United States. In J Intern Med, Feb 2016
By contrast, the glycocalyx on cancer cells is generally robust, promoting integrin clustering and growth factor signalling, and mechanotransduction of interstitial flow shear stress that is elevated in tumours to upregulate matrix metalloproteinase release which enhances cell motility and metastasis.