Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- Soluble Mesothelin Related Peptide,
Soluble mesothelin-related protein (SMRP) is related to the mesothelin family of molecules. It is overexpressed in ovarian cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), and certain other cancers. One hypothesis for the origin of SMRP is that this mesothelin-like molecule was released from tumor cells into culture supernatants, sera, and malignant effusions from certain tumors. Another hypothesis is that SMRP is actually a proteolytically cleaved fragment of membrane-bound mesothelin. Currently SMRP is considered to be an isoform of mesothelin (MSLN). UniprotKB/SwissProt lists isoform 3 of human mesothelin (identifier Q13421-2) as SMRP.
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There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.