Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Mitochondrial chaperones may represent novel targets for developing anti-cancer drugs

Scientists at the National Cancer Institute have found that a mitochondrial chaperone protein, TRAP1, may act indirectly as a tumor suppressor as well as a novel target for developing anti-cancer drugs. Chaperone proteins, such as TRAP1, help other proteins adapt to stress, but scientists are coming to appreciate that they have other functions as well, such as, in this case, affecting tumor development. Read more here.

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