Compounds Activate Key Cancer Enzyme
Scientists have known for decades that cancer cells use more glucose than healthy cells, feeding the growth of some types of tumors ... we may be able to identify drugs that act on PKM2 or other metabolic enzymes that could be tested against human cancers."
Research: The Compound in the Mediterranean Diet That Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal'
This study in cells, led by Ohio State University researchers, found that a compound ... protein instructions the mRNA contains. Doseff noted that abnormal splicing is the culprit in an estimated 80 percent of all cancers. In cancer cells, two types ...
The Different Types of Nutrients & Vitamins
These nutrients make up 90 percent ... such as sodium and potassium, act as electrolytes and help balance the volume of fluids in the cells. The body uses many of the trace minerals for the production of enzymes and proteins. To help ensure adequate ...
The Liver: Helping Enzymes Help You!
Often these reactions require "help" to happen at a faster speed, and this can be supplied by enzymes—tiny types of proteins ... make a liver enzyme effective, whereas others can prevent it from working at all. A chemical reaction occurs when compounds ...
Scientists discover structure of a protein that makes cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy
"We've long known that P-glycoprotein plays a key role in multidrug resistance in cancer patients, and this work helps us understand how the protein can act on such a wide range of compounds," said ... protein to purify and make crystals from it," says ...