Protecting One Protein May Help Prevent Some Prostate Cancers from Developing

Protecting One Protein May Help Prevent Some Prostate Cancers from Developing
The protein Importin-11 may protect men from developing prostate cancer by preventing the degradation of the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN, according to recent research. Loss of Importin-11 resulted in the development of lung and prostate cancers in animal models and predicted disease recurrence and progression to metastasis in prostate cancer patients undergoing radical prostatectomy. The study, “The nuclear

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One comment

  1. Robert D. says:

    So, is there a way to increase Importin-11 in men if it is low? Does the PTEN test for low Importin-11? If all this is correct, then all men with a steadly rising PSA should have the PTEN test. We never seem to hear about all this from our medical oncologist or urologist.

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