A majority of colorectal, breast, liver, gastric and pancreatic cancers displayed weak to moderate cytoplasmic staining. Remaining malignant cells were in general weakly stained or negative.
ADAM metallopeptidase with thrombospondin type 1 motif, 12 (HGNC Symbol)
Entrez gene summary
This gene encodes a member of the ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) protein family. Members of the family share several distinct protein modules, including a propeptide region, a metalloproteinase domain, a disintegrin-like domain, and a thrombospondin type 1 (TS-1) motif. Individual members of this family differ in the number of C-terminal TS-1 motifs, and some have unique C-terminal domains. The enzyme encoded by this gene contains eight TS-1 motifs. It may play roles in pulmonary cells during fetal development or in tumor processes through its proteolytic activity or as a molecule potentially involved in regulation of cell adhesion. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]