Anti-thrombin, a member of the serpin family and an inhibitor of thrombin and blood coagulation factor Xa, was recently shown to inhibit angiogenesis and tumor growth. In the present study, we examined the expression of anti-thrombin in benign and malignant prostate gland. Using immunohistochemistry, anti-thrombin was found in prostate epithelium and stroma cells. Tissue microarrays of tumors (n = 112) and three different prostate cancer cell lines (PC-3, LNCaP, and DU-145) were all positive ...Expand abstract
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Anti-thrombin is expressed in the benign prostatic epithelium and in prostate cancer and is capable of forming complexes with prostate-specific antigen and human glandular kallikrein 2.
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