The laboratory of Peptides and Proteins, headed by Ernest Giralt , published in the Journal of Controlled Released a therapy for breast cancer using the wasp venom. The August magazine of “Muy Interesante” has echoed the study.
TLK protein inhibition activates the innate immune system
These proteins are a potential therapeutic target for enhancing the effect of some cancer treatments.
Inhibition of TLK proteins triggers the Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres pathway, a common process in some of the most aggressive types of cancer, such as glioblastoma.
The study, performed by the Genomic Instability and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, has been published in the journal Cell Reports.
Mutations in cancer genomes: foggy with a chance of thunderstorms
The mechanism unveiled triggers a mutation fog, causing hundreds of mutations in each tumor, which spread through the genome of lung, head-and-neck and breast cancers.
Researchers from the Genome Data Science Lab have identified the antiviral APOBEC3A enzyme as the major cause of this new type of hypermutation.
Published in Nature Genetics, the study shows how the mutation fog process generates many oncogenic “cancer driver” mutations, thus accelerating tumour development.
Identification of a determining factor in luminal cancer cells, that cause the greatest number of breast cancer cases
Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a new mechanism in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells.
The inhibition of CPEB2, a key factor in the estrogen signalling pathway, causes cancer cells to proliferate less and protects mice against luminal breast cancer.