Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, July 1st, 2004
"Tumor-stromal interactions, which are regulated by stromal-derived hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and tumor-derived HGF inducers, are essential for tumor cell acquisition of such malignant properties as invasion and metastasis. NK4, a proteolytic cleavage product of HGF, has antitumor activities as both an HGF antagonist and an angiogenesis inhibitor."
"In this study, we examined the in vitro and in vivo behaviors of mouse colon adenocarcinoma CT26 cells modified by gene transfer to secrete NK4, and investigated the influence of NK4 on expression of HGF and HGF inducers associated with...
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