Published in Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions and Ventures Week, June 10th, 2006
"OPN and CEACAM1 have diverse biological functions in the uterus and placenta throughout the estrous cycle and pregnancy and have been shown to interact with integrin beta 3. OPN is a glycoprotein of the extracellular matrix, which has been shown to mediate cellular migration and invasion and to contribute to tumorigenesis in several types of cancers," researchers in Germany reported.
"Recently we showed the expression pattern of OPN in gestational trophoblastic tumors," explained J. Briese and colleagues, University of Hamburg. "CEACAM1 is an adhesion molecule...
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