Navigation Links
UH researchers explore treatments for breast and colon cancers
Date:8/22/2011

he team worked with the other estrogen receptor, ERalpha, to learn more about the mechanism by which estrogen induces growth of breast cancer tumor cells. The team identified the gene KCNK5, a potassium channel regulator found in tissues that controls a wide variety of cell functions, as a key gene involved in this growth. They showed that KCNK5 was stimulated by the activation of the estrogen receptors in breast cancer cell lines and is required for tumor cell growth. With this new knowledge, the researchers confirmed the potential of KCNK5 as a target for breast cancer therapeutics.

"Building on our colon cancer research reported in the June issue, we examined the influence of estrogen on gene expression as a way of targeting and treating breast cancer tumor cells," Williams said. "The results of our research will open new opportunities for treating cancer with novel compounds, such as hormone therapy, which add, block or specifically activate only one of the two receptors in the body to combat the growth of cancer cells."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Not so fast -- researchers find that lasting evolutionary change takes about 1 million years
2. Joslin researchers identify new target for treatment of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
3. Southampton researchers awarded $28 million to progress pioneering nutrition and respiratory research
4. Researchers on the trail of a treatment for cancer of the immune system
5. SUNY Downstate researchers identify possible new targets for treating pain in women
6. Researchers investigate muscle-building effect of protein beverages for athletes
7. NYU Langone researchers reveal a new mechanism of genomic instability
8. Researchers complete first major survey of amphibian fungus in Asia
9. Researchers find new hope for treatment of chronic leukemia
10. Researchers find way to align gold nanorods on a large scale
11. UBC researchers discover key mechanism that regulates shape and growth of plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UH researchers explore treatments for breast and colon cancers
(Date:9/30/2014)... Mediterranean each year, but its deep-blue waters host ... 1,000 alien species, including fish, crustaceans, and algae ... activities. In the open-access journal Frontiers in ... analyzed data from a new information system developed ... introduction of alien species has changed the native ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have ... tissue using a method that uses the pixels in ... method known as mesh-free simulation. , The researchers, led ... engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC ... this method at the CompIMAGE,14 conference in Pittsburgh this ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... assessment conducted by the Ocean Health Index rates ... in overall health. In addition, for the first ... 15 ocean regions beyond national jurisdiction (high-seas areas) ... climate, safeguarding biodiversity and providing sustainable food sources. ... index, a partnership led by scientists from UC ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biodiversity in the Mediterranean is threatened by alien species 2First comprehensive meshfree numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue achieved 2Rating the planet's oceans 2Rating the planet's oceans 3
... painful relationship with Campylobacter jejuni, we are just starting ... the leading cause of bacterial food-borne illness in the ... of diarrhea worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control estimate ... , While most sufferers recover after a few unpleasant ...
... University in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in ... protein biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid that acts as a ... patients living with Alzheimer's disease. , The research will ... Annals of Neurology. , Right now, physicians ...
... 2006 -- A new study in Journal of the World ... smaller shrimp of the same gender when competing for food, ... adult males of the species are typically much smaller than ... and gender are important factors in acquiring food," says study ...
Cached Biology News:The biggest bug in gut discomfort 2Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease 2Protein 'fingerprint' in spinal fluid could spot Alzheimer's disease 3
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 The participants committed to not ... spending their own time adjusting, tweaking and testing virtual ... were ready for judging. , “I enjoyed being involved ... leader. “The entries showed a commendable range exploring ... of the print medium and the creativity of the ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Slone Partners ... Therapeutics, Healthcare IT, and Laboratory Testing industries, reported a ... at the director level and above from July 2013 ... stay on top of rapid breakthroughs in diagnostics, reimbursement ... diagnostic companies have been forced to fold, consolidate, or ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... is available in German . ... several quantum dots in a semiconductor layer. Quantum dots are ... atomic processes. If a short laser pulse is fired at ... quantum dot experiences a change in the electromagnetic field around ... emission of light by the dot. As soon as the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 ... and segments with highest potential revenues Do you ... updated report gives you revenue predictions for those ... For those therapies you find financial data, R&D ... analysis you get sales forecasts to 2024 at ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Array Architects Challenges Staff to Create with 3D Printer 2Slone Partners Meets Growing Demand as Industry Focuses on Reimbursement & Regulation 2Ultrafast remote switching of light emission 2Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 2Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 3Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 4Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 5
... Much of Thursday's Digital Healthcare Conference ... facing plenty of them. , ,In today's issue, the ... from the Digital Healthcare Conference, you'll read about the ... are approaching those choices. Next issue, look for coverage ...
... to the north. The country brings to mind Mounties and ... Vancouver, British Columbia supports a thriving technology development environment, and ... a week there recently, meeting with some very savvy developers. ... some of the companies I met there. , , Imagis ...
... Brookfield-based Fiserv, Inc. , has ... management and billing software for large and mid-sized ... ,Interactive Technologies, headquartered in Summit, New Jersy, develops ... management companies, depositories, exchanges and other high-end providers ...
Cached Biology Technology:The tough choices facing health care 2The tough choices facing health care 3Imagis emerges from bumpy road 2Imagis emerges from bumpy road 3
... Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) is an ... in cortical thymocytes and minor subpopulation of ... enzyme and increased numbers of TdT cells ... lymphoblastic leukaemias and lymphomas. Presence of TdT ...
Request Info...
... The RapidStak is a fast ... its class. Its high capacity ... and more confident walk away time ... and ease of set-up make for ...
... to MLF1 Interacting Protein/PBIP1 (phospho T78) ... applications). Antigen: ... acids 73-83 of Human MLF1 Interacting ... ID: 359815 ...
Biology Products: