Aliases:This biomarker is also known as:
- ADAM 12,
- ADAM metallopeptidase domain 12,
- EC 3.4.24.-,
- disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 12,
- a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain 12 (meltrin alpha),
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.
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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.