Cathepsin X in serum from patients with colorectal cancer: relation to prognosis.

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

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