Radiology and oncology (2012 Sep)
Issue 3 p. 207-12 issn:1581-3207)
Up-regulation of lysosomal cysteine protease cathepsin X (Cat X) is associated with disorders of the immune system and neurodegenerative diseases, while its role in the development and progression of cancer is less understood. Enhanced secretion of pro-Cat X was observed in malignant processes, and therefore, the level of total serum Cat X rather than the active enzyme may better reflect the tumour status.
Forfattere: Vizin T, Christensen IJ, Nielsen HJ, Kos J