Published in Cancer Weekly, April 26th, 2005
According to published research from France, "The matrix fibronectin protein is a multifunctional adhesive molecule that promotes migration and invasiveness of many tumors including melanomas. Increased fibronectin synthesis has been associated with the metastatic potential of melanoma cells; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying fibronectin overexpression during melanoma development are poorly understood."
"We report that hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF) induces fibronectin...
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