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New Compound BH3 Mimetics Future Of Breast Cancer Treatment
2013-07-09 09:40:18

[ Watch the Video: New Anti-Cancer Compound Shows Promise For Breast Cancer ] Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from Melbourne, Australia recently discovered compounds currently being researched to treat leukemia may also be effective in treating the most common form of breast cancer. Researchers found a group of anti-cancer compounds known as BH3-mimetics are effective for treating estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) forms of breast cancers when...

2013-04-25 20:23:59

New research reveals how the tumor suppressor p53 is shut down in metastatic melanoma -- and how it can be revived Cancer cells are a problem for the body because they multiply recklessly, refuse to die and blithely metastasize to set up shop in places where they don't belong. One protein that keeps healthy cells from behaving this way is a tumor suppressor named p53. This protein stops potentially precancerous cells from dividing and induces suicide in those that are damaged beyond...

2012-05-24 21:25:47

The BCL-2 protein family plays a large role in determining whether cancer cells survive in response to therapy or undergo a form of cell death known as apoptosis. Cells are pressured toward apoptosis by expression of pro-apoptotic BCL-2 proteins. However, cancer cells respond to therapy by increasing expression of anti-apoptotic proteins, which bind and neutralize pro-apoptotic family members and mediate therapeutic resistance. Therefore, development of therapeutic strategies to neutralize...

2011-04-02 01:50:49

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease thought to be related to aberrant activation of the immune system in the intestine. Recent research has also suggested that regulated cell death (apoptosis) of the intestinal epithelial cells is a contributing factor to the pathogenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms that control the cellular response to inflammation are incompletely understood. In this paper, Lin Zhang, at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, found that...