Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other cells. In neurons, long-term survival allows for proper brain function as humans age. In brain cancer cells, though, long-term survival contributes to tumour growth and the spread of the disease. These results not only … Continue reading Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival.