Accession Number : ADA326012

Title :   Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Their Tissue Inhibitors in Human Breast Adenocarcinoma.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 95-31 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FL

Personal Author(s) : Gunja-Smith, Zeenat

PDF Url : ADA326012

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The overall objective of this research is to explore the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the tissue inhibitors of metal- loproteinases (TIMPs) in the invasive and metastatic processes of human breast tumors. The hypothesis to be tested is that an imbalance arises through normal or elevated production of MMPs accompanied by a diminished production of inhibitory TIMPs. Metastasis of an initially localized tumor to vital organs is the dominant cause of cancer related deaths.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *ENZYMES, *BREAST CANCER, EPITHELIUM, HUMANS, PROTEINS, NEOPLASMS, INHIBITORS, MAMMARY GLANDS, METASTASIS.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE