Protein That Feeds Prostate Cancer Cells May Be Treatable Target, Study Says

Protein That Feeds Prostate Cancer Cells May Be Treatable Target, Study Says
Researchers have identified a protein that seems to help keep prostate cancer cells energetic and well, increasing tumor cell proliferation and invasion, and preventing cell death mechanisms from activating. Targeting this protein, called TRAP1, may be a therapeutic approach for prostate cancer patients. The study, “Transgenic Expression of Mitochondrial Chaperone TRAP1 Accelerates Prostate Cancer Development,” was

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Inês Martins holds a BSc in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is currently finishing her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Universidade de Lisboa. Her work has been focused on blood vessels and their role in both hematopoiesis and cancer development.

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