April 13, 2005
Scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have identified a protein that seems to control the malignant features of brain tumor cells, suggesting a new treatment target for anti-cancer drugs.
They discovered that a little-known protein – called Fra-1 – is present at large amounts in the tumor cells.
Fra-1 is a transcription factor. It is one of many proteins that “read” the genetic material in cells.… read more