Navigation Links
Enzyme Linked To Spread Of Skin Cancer

A new study says that a key enzyme present in skin cancer cells might be responsible for the metastasis or triggering the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. //

The enzyme named focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is actually a critical component of the healthy cell and plays a vital role in many cellular activities. But this enzyme's less than helpful role in malignant melanoma or skin cancer is causing worry among the scientific community. In fact this enzyme is the culprit in the aggressiveness of other cancers including that of the eye, prostate, thyroid, colorectal, ovarian and oral cancers. Angela R. Hess, a research scientist at Children's Memorial Research Center in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and lead author of the current study says that the main aim of the study was to understand the role played by the enzyme so that future treatment regimens can target it at an early stage and thus reduce the mortality associated with various cancers.

"The important thing is that the cancer cell, in and of itself, has a very deregulated system so the FAK protein can make the cell go wild when it's inappropriately active," she said. The researchers note that the increased levels of the enzyme were responsible for the cancer invading healthy tissues. When they halted the FAK activity in certain aggressive cancers, the researchers found that there was a 70 percent decrease in the ability of the tumor to invade surrounding normal tissues. "Basically the major point is that we're trying to understand what enables melanoma tumor cells to move out from the initial primary tumor to another site in the body, because once that happens melanoma tends to become very difficult to treat and the five-year survival rate drops considerably," Hess said. The details of the study are available in the November issue of the journal Cancer Research.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Enzyme may be target for obesity drugs
2. Researchers trick Alzheimers Enzyme
3. Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells
4. Enzyme may aid hold back disease
5. Enzyme help destroy cancer cell
6. Enzyme Associated with Memory
7. Enzyme Associated With Memory
8. Brain Enzyme Found To Regulate Weight
9. New Enzyme Identified For Arthritis
10. Enzyme for treatment of arthritis
11. An Enzyme That Turns a One –time Experience into a long-time Memor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Enzyme Linked Spread Skin Cancer

(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com sells ... high quality bamboo flooring. Today, the company announces ... in many styles and colors. , BambooFlooringChina.com is the ... CEO, the promotion is valid until Jan. 20, 2015. ... strips and woven with a natural thread. All the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... FL (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 When head ... find themselves in a frenzy to get rid of it ... But families in Coral Gables now have the solution right ... second salon clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum head ... the Coral Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... children with complex chronic illnesses can receive effective, less expensive ... with easy access to a team of dedicated health care ... to become seriously ill and need either hospitalization or a ... an enhanced medical home clinic at the University of Texas ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overeating is common during the holidays, ... moderation, an expert says. "Don,t arrive at a party ... you know you,ll be attending a party, but deprivation leads ... dietitian at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said ... healthy during the day and even to have a snack ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" ... the health of older adults, a new study suggests. ... given a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked ... Novartis report. The experimental medication, a version ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3
... Ammonia gas leaked from the state-owned Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore ... breathing problems among local residents. The factory said later the ... leak was detected around 8 p.m. and was rectified. ... locals found it difficult to breathe. ,TV reporters ...
... People who use Swedish moist snuff (snus) run twice the ... main result of a follow-up study conducted by Karolinska ... is published today online in the prestigious medical journal The ... for pancreatic cancer, which is an unusually malignant form of ...
... on a racing heartbeat. ,Researchers at ... 11 issue of Circulation Research how an enzyme acts on ... heart's "fight-or-flight" reaction to adrenaline. ,A single cell ... pace of the beating heart, triggering its neighbor cells to ...
... central government is aiming for 100 percent registration of births ... Act 1969 that would simplify the process, an official ... issue as this helps in maintaining a record for a ... birth registration record is 64 percent as some of the ...
... of births by 2010 by amending the Registration of Birth ... an official said Friday. ,'Registration at birth is ... for a person for his or her lifetime. In India, ... of the states have still not implemented it properly,' D.K. ...
... a single sphere in the US they would like to ... is the cooked chickens market. ,The U.S. ... to familiarize the U.S. market with its cooked chickens." ... about such common practices among Chinese farmers, like flooding crops ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Use of Swedish 'snus' is Linked to a Doubled Risk of Pancreatic Cancer 2Health News:Slowing the Racing Heart 2Health News:Government to Amend Birth Registration Act 2Health News:Government to Amend Birth Registration Act 2Health News:China Eyeing US Cooked Chickens Market 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) today ... Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical Co., Ltd. ... masks listed below infringe ResMed,s patents, and entered an order ... the United States : , ... , Willow nasal pillows mask , iVolve full face ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  The American Diabetes Association is recommending a ... with diabetes and that all people with diabetes ... in keeping with recent changes to guidelines for ... of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA). ... changes to the Association,s annual revised Standards of ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  CytoSorbents Corporation ... its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to help fight ... in 28 countries worldwide, today announced the appointment ... MD, FACS, as its Senior Vice President of ... Dr. Di Russo is an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5
... a new diabetes product in this digital age still ... releases, media interviews, health fairs, and educational pamphlets. However, ... effective way to inform patients and physicians of the ... for reaching patients and physicians about a new diabetes ...
... WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2012  Generex ... the Company,s wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc., will ... Conference in San Francisco from January 8 through ... Representatives of Antigen Express will be ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Successful Diabetes Product Launches Balance Digital & Traditional Public Relations Tools 2Generex Subsidiary Antigen Express Available for Partnering & Collaboration Meetings at the 2012 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference 2Generex Subsidiary Antigen Express Available for Partnering & Collaboration Meetings at the 2012 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference 3Generex Subsidiary Antigen Express Available for Partnering & Collaboration Meetings at the 2012 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference 4
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: