Category Archives: MAP kinase pathway

Researchers show how common cancers hijack and deform mitochondrial fission.

In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer does its deadly work, researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that many cancers, including nearly all pancreatic cancers, enslave and deform mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, to create an environment more conducive to tumour growth.  In such cases, the researchers have shown, the mitochondria are being forced to divide

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