Pathway Controlling Cytoskeleton Plays Key Role in Spread of Prostate Cancer, U.K. Study Finds

Pathway Controlling Cytoskeleton Plays Key Role in Spread of Prostate Cancer, U.K. Study Finds
The cytoskeleton, a dynamic set of filaments that controls the shape of cells, plays a key function in the spread of prostate cancer cells to distant organs to establish metastasis, according to a recent study. British researchers at King's College London have found that a pathway that controls cell shape changes in response to a homing signal. Blocking this pathway in lab-grown prostate cancer cells hampered their ability to invade. Their study, "The drebrin/EB3 pathway drives invasive activity in prostate cancer," was published in O
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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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