Published in Cancer Weekly, August 11th, 2009
"Endocan, also called endothelial cell-specific molecule-1, is a proteoglycan that is secreted by endothelial cells and upregulated by proangiogenic factors. We found that endocan is not only expressed in vitro by endothelial cells but also in the T98G and U118MG human GBM cell lines. In U118MG cells, tumor necrosis factor and fibroblast growth factor 2 upregulated endocan production, whereas exposure to...
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