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'Super' enzyme may lead way to better tumor vaccines

these dendritic cells lived longer and were more potent, both in the laboratory and in mice," he said. "It led to the elimination of some very aggressive tumors in the mice."

In the laboratory, they found that the "super" Akt1 also has a potent effect on human dendritic cells as well, although it has not been used to treat people yet.

He expects that when the enzyme is used in people, the first target will be prostate cancer ?a long-standing interest of his laboratory. However, he said, it could be modified to attack other tumors as well.


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Source:Baylor College of Medicine


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