Published in Vaccine Weekly, August 9th, 2006
According to a study from China, "Recepteur d'origine nantais (RON) belongs to a subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) with unique expression patterns and biological activities. RON is activated by a serum-derived growth factor macrophage stimulating protein (MSP). The RON gene transcription is essential for embryonic development and critical in regulating certain physiological processes. Recent studies have indicated that altered RON expression contributes significantly to cancer progression and malignancy."
"In primary tumors, such as colon and breast cancers,...
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