This biomarker is also known as:
- disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 12,
- ADAM 12,
- ADAM metallopeptidase domain 12,
- EC 3.4.24.-,
- a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain 12 (meltrin alpha),
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ADAM12 is a member of the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease) protein family. ADAM family members are membrane-anchored proteins structurally related to snake venom disintegrins, and have been implicated in a variety of biological processes involving cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. ADAM12 has two alternatively spliced transcripts: a shorter secreted form and a longer membrane-bound form. The shorter form is found to stimulate myogenesis.
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
ADAM12 is a transmembrane tumor vascular marker (TVM) that is selectively expressed in tumor vasculature and represents a promising target for vascular imaging or anti-vascular therapy of epithelial ovarian cancer.
ADAM12 is very highly expressed in some epithelial ovarian cancer samples compared with normal ovaries but a significant number of cancer samples exhibited low levels of ADAM12. Thus, ADAM12 may hold predictive value, and it could be used for therapy, especially the long isoform, for patients whose tumors express it.
This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review.
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Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.
The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.
The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.
The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.