Published in Cancer Weekly, August 9th, 2005
According to a study from Japan, "Cathepsin D is an aspartyl protease involved in protein catabolism and tissue remodeling which can be secreted from cancer cells. To identify a potential serum marker for gliomas, we investigated the gene expression levels of cathepsin D in 87 tissue samples and measured the protein concentrations in sera of glioma patients."
"The tissue samples consisted of 43 glioblastomas, 13 anaplastic astrocytomas, 22 astrocytomas, and 9 normal brain tissues. The results of real-time quantitative reverse...
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