Expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in recurrent respiratory papillomas and laryngeal carcinoma: clinical and morphological parallels

Vykintas Liutkevicius, Virgilijus Uloza, Dalia Pangonyte & Vaiva Lesauskaite
Introduction: The matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) consist a family of proteolytic zinc-containing enzymes, which are responsible to degrade extracellular matrix components and play an important role in the physiological and pathological remodelling of tissues. They role in the development of malignant[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]