Latest Heparanase Stories

2011-02-10 16:48:26

A small piece of genetic material stops the activity of an enzyme known to promote the spread of breast tumors to the brain, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. "We have shown that the enzyme heparanase is an important mediator of brain metastasis (breast cancer spread to the brain)," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, lead author and professor of pathology and immunology, cell and molecular biology at BCM and member of the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at the...

2010-02-18 08:55:20

The enzyme heparanase plays a critical role in the spread of breast cancer cells to the brain, and, as such, is a promising target for future treatment, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of California "“ Los Angeles, in a report in the current issue of the American Association of Cancer Research journal Molecular Cancer Research. Allows cells to enter circulation, increases proliferation The activity of this enzyme, which degrades the extracellular...

2007-07-16 15:03:23

Gentium S.p.A. (Nasdaq: GENT) announced the presentation of six of preclinical abstracts and posters supporting key mechanism for of Defibrotide in the regulation, inhibition and protection of key regulatory proteins effecting human cancers, diabetic nephropathy and endothelial damage. The data was presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Geneva, Switzerland being held from July 6 -- 12, 2007. "Results presented at this meeting are very important in the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.