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Title: Hepatocyte growth factor activators, inhibitors and antagonists and their implication in cancer intervention
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología
Keywords: Hepatocyte growth factor
cMET protooncogene
Abstract: Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), otherwise known as scatter factor (SF), has been demonstrated over the past decade to elicit a number of functions that may be tumorigenic, and enhance the invasive/metastatic nature of cancer cells. Clinical studies have also demonstrated that HGFJSF, together with its receptor, cMET, is closely related to the disease progression and prognosis of patients with cancer. The past few years have seen the identification of numerous inhibitors and antagonists to the action of HGFISF. These factors have demonstrated a possible role in minimising the action of HGFISF on cancer cells, and may be of therapeutic value in the future. This article overviews the activators, inhibitors, and antagonists to HGFISF and discusses the possible implications in cancer therapy.
Primary author: Parr, C.
Jiang, W.G.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 18
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.16, nº 1 (2001)

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