ADAMTS-1 is an ECM-anchored metalloproteinase with proteoglycan-degrading activity as well as an angiogenesis inhibiting activity. Here, we examined the effects of ADAMTS-1 overexpression on in vivo tumor growth and tumor metastasis. Overexpression of only the C-terminal half region of ADAMTS-1, consisting of TSP type I motifs and the spacer region, suppressed Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) tumor growth in mice. In addition, a significant reduction in tumor metastatic potential was observed in ADAMTS-1-transfected CHO cells in an experimental metastasis assay. Furthermore, deletional analyses revealed that the C-terminal half region of ADAMTS-1 is responsible for its experimental metastasis-inhibitory activity. Our data suggest that the C-terminal half region of ADAMTS-1 has therapeutic potential as an inhibitor of tumor growth and metastasis.