Published in Cancer Weekly, November 25th, 2003
"To investigate the role of PTEN and matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) expression in tumorigenesis and progression of gastric carcinoma, their expression in 113 gastric carcinomas was studied by immunohistochemistry. Microvessel density (MVD) was counted using the anti-CD34 antibody. The expressions of PTEN and MMP-7, and MVD were compared with the clinicopathological parameters of tumors, and the relationship between PTEN and MMP-7 expression and MVD was analyzed," scientists writing in the journal Pathology International report.
"It was found that PTEN was...
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