Chemotherapy-induced activation of ADAM-17 results in increased growth factor shedding and activation of growth factor receptor-mediated pro-survival response. Enhanced ADAM-17 activity and HER ligand shedding results in resistance to chemotherapy in CRC. Therapies that decrease ADAM-17 activity in conjunction with current treatments may enhance response rates in advanced CRC patients.
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- Cancer Research