3D image of cancer protein aids quest for new treatments

9 octubre 2015

The first three-dimensional image of a key protein known to be involved in the development of blood and other cancers has been created by scientists. This discovery showed the protein, called Trib1, plays a vital role in controlling how and when other proteins are degraded, which is essential for managing protein levels in the cell. The finding could be used to develop new drugs to treat cancers such as leukaemia, caused by malfunctioning of the Trib1 protein.