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Cancer stem cells: enzyme interplay for a specific target decay

An increase in the incidence and mortality rate of cancer has been noted worldwide, especially for lung cancer. Many patients with lung carcinoma harbor mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and initially show a […]

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Muscle wasting in diabetes: tag the protein @ wwp.klf15.ub

Diabetes mellitus is a disease caused by insufficient action of the hormone insulin. Insulin not only lowers blood sugar levels, but promotes the growth and proliferation of cells; insufficient action of insulin has been thought […]

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Brain disorders? The solution is always tied to metabolism

Most of the antidepressant drugs on the market target serotonin or norepinephrine neurotransmitters—chemical messengers in the brain—but these medications don’t work for some people with depression. They also can take four weeks or more to […]

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Cell aging and aminoacids: tumor suppressor sends oxidants letters

Investigating an enzyme that stops cells from dividing could be a fruitful avenue for research into how to slow aging and treat aging-related diseases. This was the conclusion that researchers at Kobe University in Japan […]

Omega-6: non come gli omega-3 ma servono anch'essi
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Linoleic acid and omega-tales: effects rely on gene background

Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid. People carrying different variants of the FADS1 gene had a different inflammatory response and different changes in their fasting glucose levels when supplementing their diet by linoleic acid […]

Fibrosi polmonare idiopatica: nuovi sviluppi ed un altro farmaco all'orizzonte
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Lung fibrosis: “scar” is the problem for a condition with “scarce” options

In lung fibrosis, lung tissue thickens, stiffens and scars. It can no longer function normally. That’s why people with lung fibrosis have difficulty breathing. Around 100,000 Americans have lung fibrosis without a known cause, known […]

Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper
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Lung cancer needs lactate to grow: protease is the gatekeeper

UT Southwestern researchers have found that an enzyme on the surface of some lung cancer cells helps feed the cancer, making it a tempting treatment target. The enzyme, transmembrane serine protease 11B (TMPRSS11B) is described […]