CD147 is a member of the immunoglobulin family of receptors. Both clinical studies and basic research have indicated that elevated CD147 expression is correlated with tumor progression. It facilitates cancer invasion and angiogenesis. Targeting CD147 in cancer appears a promising future therapeutic strategy, but requires a better understanding of its mode of action and regulation. This review focuses on the most recent findings that addressing the role of CD147 in tumor angiogenesis and highlight the relational mechanisms. Supporting these findings are evidences that CD147 is an important modulator in tumor angiogenesis, thus, more attractive as a target for anti-tumor treatment.
Zhenzhen Wang, Zhenghao Zhao, Ting Jiang, Yanke Chen and Chen Huang