Ovarian Cancer Growth Blocked by Motor Regulatory Protein

by Kathy Jones on  April 28, 2011 at 8:32 PM Cancer News
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A new mice study has revealed that over-expression of the protein km23-1 was responsible for causing the death of ovarian cancer cells.
 Ovarian Cancer Growth Blocked by Motor Regulatory Protein
Ovarian Cancer Growth Blocked by Motor Regulatory Protein

Pulipati et al conducted this animal study after assessing the results of a previous study, which showed that a subunit of the motor protein dynein called km23-1 was defective in ovarian cancer patients. This protein is the one that transports checkpoint proteins along the microtubules during mitosis.

In this particular study, researchers induced over-expression of km23-1 in human ovarian cancer cells transplanted in mice. The researchers reported that the size of the tumors in mice with this over-expressed protein was significantly reduced compared to mice, which did not have over-expression of this protein.

The study is explained in detail in the latest issue of the International Journal of Cancer.




Source: Medindia

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