|manuchandel||Date: Thursday, 09-June-2022, 2:20 PM | Message # 1|
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|Promising anticancer molecule identified|
by Kanazawa University
Researchers at Kanazawa University in collaboration with teams from Toyama Prefectural University and BioSeeds Corporation report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces the identification of a molecule with enhanced antiproliferative activity in cancer cells. The underlying biomolecular mechanism is the inhibition of an enzyme that is overproduced in several types of cancer.
Vitamin D3 has important biological functions, including maintaining bone mineral density, which minimizes the risk of bone fracture. But vitamin D3 is also believed to have anticancer activity, as low vitamin D3 levels and the associated overproduction of an enzyme called CYP24 are linked to a poor prognosis for cancer patients. Molecules that limit or inhibit the action of CYP24 and molecules that mimic the function of vitamin D3 are nowadays highly researched as potential antiproliferative agents for cancer treatment.
read more/full article/source - https://phys.org/news/2022-06-anticancer-molecule.html