Possible role of fibronectin in malignancy

J Supramol Struct. 1979;12(1):139-50. doi: 10.1002/jss.400120111.


Frozen sections of tumors induced by injecting virally transformed cells into animals were stained for fibronectin by immunofluorescence. Many tumor cell lines do not express fibronectin in tumors in situ even though some of them express fibronectin in culture. Cell shape and hormones appear to influence the expression of fibronectin in culture; however, it is unclear how fibronectin expression is regulated in vivo.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Line
  • Cell Transformation, Viral
  • Cricetinae
  • Fibronectins / physiology*
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Mice
  • Mice, Nude
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Neoplasm Transplantation
  • Neoplasms, Experimental / physiopathology*
  • Rats
  • Transplantation, Heterologous
  • Transplantation, Isogeneic


  • Fibronectins