Navigation Links
Natural Protein Could Help Spot, Treat Liver Cancer
Date:9/19/2007

Nerve growth factor found at higher levels in these tumors, scientists say

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A natural protein called nerve growth factor (NGF) may prove an effective target for the treatment of liver cancer, Italian researchers say.

NGF is an essential component in the growth and differentiation of neuronal cells, explained the team, who reported their findings in the Oct. 7 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

This study found that NGF also appears to be a factor in liver cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide.

A team at the National Research Council of Italy and elsewhere found that NGF and its receptor trk/ANGF were expressed in the livers of patients with liver cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The two molecules were not detected in the livers of healthy people.

The findings indicate that NGF plays an important role in the development of liver cirrhosis and its progression to HCC, the researchers said. By targeting NGF, it may be possible to prevent or suppress the development of cirrhosis and HCC.

NGF may also prove a useful marker for early diagnosis of liver cirrhosis and HCC, the team noted.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about liver cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: World Journal of Gastroenterology, news release, Sept. 19, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Unnatural death common in mentally ill
2. Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin
3. Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .
4. Natural formula for protection against vision loss
5. Naturally Occurring Hormone Can Lead To Miscarriage
6. Treating Leukemia With Natural Cells
7. The effects of Curcumin: a natural pigment in turmeric explored for its anti-cancer properties
8. Natural Sulfur Can Treat Pain From Osteoarthritis
9. Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk In Young Natural Disaster Survivors
10. Tsunami Unplugged: Natural Disasters Favor the Under-privileged
11. Studies Advocate Natural Form Of Vitamin E
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) has ... and expanded Children’s Hospital. Over 3,000 people looked on as the shovels hit the ... event photo slidehsow. , During the program, Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... to choose the perfect data logger for each job, ensuring the best suited ... offer calibrations of MadgeTech data loggers at their lab in Istanbul. , Metroloji ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Growing in popularity, more and more people ... are available and easily accessible. Whether someone chooses to cut gluten out of their ... diet, King Kullen Grocery stocks their shelves with many different gluten-free products all year ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The number of health insurance policies sold ... last year, according to data in the forthcoming AIS’s Directory of Health Plans: ... a slight decrease in risk-based groups and a slight increase in administrative-services-only/self-funded group ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... As reported by MassGeneral.org, on May ... transplant in the United States . The 64-year-old patient who received the transplant had ... could restore not only a natural appearance, but also urinary and sexual function for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 Celsion Corporation ... development company, today provided an update on its ... clinical trial combining GEN-1, the Company,s DNA-based immunotherapy, ... of newly-diagnosed patients with advanced ovarian cancer who ... surgery.  GEN-1 is an IL-12 DNA plasmid vector ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... KONG , May 24, 2016 ... stent de doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres ... arteriovenosa. OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada ... las vidas, ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos ... balón JADE™ y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Dutch surgeons have launched a ground-breaking medical app to ... patients on a global scale. Medical professionals from Europe ... and the US have already signed up for the app, ... totally secure environment. Education  "Imagine a doctor ... a surgeon at Harvard to treat a bomb victim via live ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: