MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer, need to survive. Credit: Chelsea Turner/MIT
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-01-biologists-peptide-cancers.html#jCp
Wow, not that I know a whole lot about it, but I’m usually not very impressed with these so-called breakthroughs, but this sounds like the real deal (in part because they didn’t tout it as some kind of big breakthrough). Hope they are able to get it through trials as quickly as possible. Could save a lot of lives. Thanks for posting.
When it’s time for cells to die, they literally commit suicide (apoptosis) by ‘drinking’ a suicide potion called cytochrome-C which is stored between the mitochondrial walls (wall is hollow). In a number of cancers a protein belonging to the BCL2 family like the one mentioned here, is overproduced making the mitochondrial wall less permeable, thus preventing the ‘suicide potion’ from being released. So the cells survive past their shelf life - possibly even becoming immortal and start to accumulate. Blocking BCL2 has long been a target. Good to see advances being made in that area.
FDA approval is slated for 2075 provided all the personal checks clear on time, much later if not.
Bump for later
And like fusion, the cure is just 20 yezrs away, always.
Do you want to halt most cancers?
Quit drinking gasoline. The body does not want harmful products.