Published on 29/11/2022 4:38:00 P | Source: ANI

Study reveals key role of protein in helping drive bowel cancer

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New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): The inner workings of a crucial protein involved in a variety of biological functions have been identified by researchers, potentially opening the way for more effective and less harmful cancer treatments. Using Nobel Prize-winning microscopy techniques, the researchers revealed how the tankyrase protein switches itself on and off by self-assembling into 3D chain-like structures. Their study, published in the journal Nature, reveals crucial structural insights into the elusive but important tankyrase protein, which plays a particularly important role in helping drive bowel cancer. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, believe their research will open the door to new types of cancer treatment that can control tankyrase more precisely than is currently possible, with fewer side effects.