Detection of MUC18 gene expression in arteriosclerotic arteries

Roushanak Shayesteh-Kheslat, Otto Kollmar, Martin Karl Schilling & Mohammed Reza Moussavian
Introduction: MUC18, a cell adhesion molecule previously shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of malignant melanoma and other malignancies, shows proangiogenic potential in malignant tissues. To date, little is known about MUC18 expression in arteriosclerotic arteries. Thus, we explored if the proangiogenic[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]