Macrophages give Gas(6) to cancer

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In this issue of Blood, Loges and colleagues have identified a novel tumor-promoting mechanism, whereby tumors educate tumor-associated macrophages to produce high levels of the mitogen Gas6, leading to tumor growth and metastasis.1 Surprisingly, this newly identified protumoral activity of tumor-associated macrophages is restricted to the selective induction of cancer cell proliferation, without interfering with cancer cell survival, tumor-associated inflammation, and angiogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122-2123
Number of pages2
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 11 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Hematology


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