Latest Fibronectin Stories
Every living cell's surface has a protein-embedded membrane that's covered in polysaccharide chains – a literal sugar coating.
A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed that cancer cells break away from tumors via adhesion molecules, causing a spread of cancer throughout the body.
Fibronectin plays a major role in wound healing and embryonic development.
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most lethal form of breast cancer.
Metastasizing cancer cells often express integrins that provide better traction.
Infectious films of Staph bacteria around an implanted cardiac device, such as a pacemaker, often force a second surgery to replace the device at a cost of up to $100,000.
Ninety percent of cancer deaths resulted from metastasis, the spread of cancer to different areas in the body, yet scientific exploration of the possible mechanical factors that promote metastasis has been limited.
Research conducted by Allison Berrier, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oral and Craniofacial Biology at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, and colleagues, provides insights that may help scientists design novel approaches to control wound healing and fight diseases such as cancer and fibrosis.
Researchers have found a way to block the ability of white blood cells to sprint toward the sites of infection when such speed worsens the damage done by sepsis, the often fatal, whole-body bacterial infection, according to a study published today in the journal Blood.