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2013-03-14 16:56:01

First-in-class chemical compound might control metastases It´s the spread of the original cancer tumor that kills most people. That´s why cancer researchers vigorously search for drugs that can prevent metastases, the spread of cancer. The research team co-led by Angela Wandinger-Ness, PhD, and Larry Sklar, PhD, at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center has found a chemical compound that appears to control cell migration and adhesion, two important characteristics of...

2012-06-21 21:01:16

Scientists have developed a small-molecule-inhibiting drug that in early laboratory cell tests stopped breast cancer cells from spreading and also promoted the growth of early nerve cells called neurites. Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report their findings online June 21 in Chemistry & Biology. The scientists named their lead drug candidate "Rhosin" and hope future testing shows it to be promising for the treatment of various cancers or nervous system...

2011-11-10 08:00:00

The EurekaMag Science Magazine has just been featured on a video available at the website's homepage and at YouTube. It has also published a new review on RhoA (ras homolog gene family, member A) which is a GTPase protein regulating a signal transduction pathway linking plasma membrane receptors to the assembly of focal adhesions and actin stress fibers. (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 The Video on EurekaMag.com which has just been uploaded to YouTube focuses on the website's vast library of...

2010-04-19 13:47:40

Rho proteins have been described as "molecular switches" and play a role in cell migration, cell proliferation, cell death, gene expression, and multiple other common cellular functions. Understanding the actions of Rho proteins is important to illuminating cellular mechanisms related to cancer, which is fundamentally a disease of cell misbehavior.  When cells multiply too rapidly, multiply and migrate into inappropriate places in the body, do not die after their natural lifespan or...


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