Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-A, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and extravascular matrix patterns and their correlations with clinicopathologic parameters in posterior uveal melanomas


Sahin A., Kiratli H., Soylemezoglu F., Tezel G. G., Bilgic S., Saracbasi O.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.51, no.5, pp.325-331, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10384-007-0456-z
  • Journal Name: JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-331
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: To assess extravascular matrix patterns (EMP) and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in posterior uveal melanomas and their correlations with histopathologic parameters and metastasis.