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A cell binding protein that participates in cell movement




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Various digital media have echoed the new function that researchers from IRB Barcelona have found for E-Cadherin (E-Cad) protein, recently published in Nature Communications. Jordi Casanova, head of the Development and Morphogenesis in Drosophila Laboratory, and Kyra Campbell, from the same lab, have discovered that E-Cad plays a key role in cell movement, although its known role to date was keeping cells static.


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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society, and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 researchers and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).