Author(s): Pucciminafra I, Luparello C, Aquino A, Basirico L, Minafra S,
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Abstract OF/LB collagen is a recently described once-fetal form of collagen, with laminin-binding properties, composed of three alpha(1)(I)-sized chains, one of which displaying an unusually acidic pI. This collagen appears able to direct the migration of breast cancer cells through Matrigel, and of injury-activated epithelial cells into the underlying granulation stromal tissue. The effect exerted by OF/LB collagen in vitro appears preferentially linked to its acidic chain. The data reported strongly support the hypothesis that the presence and accumulation of OF/LB collagen in cancer may play a fundamental role in the invasive growth.
This article was published in Int J Oncol
and referenced in Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis