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SOCS1 regulates hepatic regenerative response and provides prognostic makers for acute obstructive cholangitis.
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c-Met (also named as MET or HGFR) is a receptor tyrosine kinase that transduces signals from the extracellular matrix into the cytoplasm by binding to hepatocyte growth factor/HGF ligand. c-Met regulates many physiological processes including proliferation, scattering, morphogenesis and survival. The primary single chain precursor protein is post-translationally cleaved to produce the alpha and beta subunits, which are disulfide linked to form the mature receptor. Overexpression and/or mutation of c-Met has been reported in various human malignancies, including lung cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, uterine cervix carcinoma, and esophageal carcinoma, c-Met could serve as an important therapeutic target (PMID: 26036285). The c-met receptor is a 190-kD glycoprotein consisting of a 145-kD membrane-spanning beta chain and a 50-kD alpha chain (PMID: 7806559). In Western blot, this antibody produces bands of unknown identity at 55 and 100 KDa.