The Scientific World Journal / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Fluctuating Roles of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Figure 1

Effect of MMP-9 on angiogenesis in oral cancer. MMP-9 inhibits angiogenesis by releasing antiangiogenic factors from their precursors. MMP-9 enhances angiogenesis by releasing and activating VEGF from extracellular proteoglycans.

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