Summary of MTDH

MTDH (Metadherin) encodes proteins that are involved in the formation of new blood vessels (R). 

The protein helps in progression and development of cancer by promoting angiogenesis (R). 


Downregulates SLC1A2/EAAT2 promoter activity when expressed ectopically. Activates the nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-kappa-B) transcription factor. Promotes anchorage-independent growth of immortalized melanocytes and astrocytes which is a key component in tumor cell expansion. Promotes lung metastasis and also has an effect on bone and brain metastasis, possibly by enhancing the seeding of tumor cells to the target organ endothelium. Induces chemoresistance.

Protein names

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Alternative name(s):

Astrocyte elevated gene-1 protein
Lysine-rich CEACAM1 co-isolated protein
Metastasis adhesion protein

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Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

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