The zinc importer ZIP9 as mediator of glioma invasion

S. Wernhart, C. Hogstrand, J.W. Bartsch & C. Nimsky
Objective: A hallmark of gliomas is their diffuse infiltration in surrounding CNS tissue. Zinc is an essential element for cell migration. Zinc utilisation is controlled by zinc transporters and through buffering by metallothioneins and glutathione. Thus, zinc could mediate invasiveness and metastatic[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]