Targeting cathepsins: a new glimmer of hope for pancreatic cancer therapy?

Michl, Patrick
June 2012
Gut;Jun2012, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p790
Academic Journal
The article provides information related to inhibition of cathepsin in cancer therapy. It is mentioned that cathepsin B expressed in pancreatic cancer cells and acts in both intracellular and extra cellular environment. Cathepsin B degrades collagens and enhances tumor cell migration. It is discussed that inhibition of cathepsin in tumor cells in the improvement of prognosis of pancreatic cancer.


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