Activation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Biochemistry Research Division, The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, India.
- Published Article
Journal of surgical oncology
- Publication Date
May 01, 2005
The study concluded that activation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 was significantly higher in malignant tissues as compared to adjacent normal tissues. Further, activation ratio of MMP-2 was significantly elevated in patients with lymph node metastasis as compared to patients without lymph node metastasis, which could predict risk of lymph node metastasis development in node negative patients.
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