Encyclopedia of Cancer

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Macrophage-Stimulating Protein

  • Alla Danilkovitch-Miagkova
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_3486-2



MSP is a plasminogen-related growth and motility serum protein that was discovered as a macrophage chemotactic factor (Fig. 1).


Hepatocyte Growth Factor Focal Adhesion Kinase Wound Fluid Kringle Domain Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Cancer Institute-FCRDCFrederickUSA