Cathepsin Z protein regulates metastasis of pancreatic cancer Researchers at Queen Mary.

Cathepsin Z protein regulates metastasis of pancreatic cancer Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have got identified a new protein which makes pancreatic cancers cells less ‘sticky’ and for that reason less able to put on and invade other cells. The protein, known as S100PBP, does this by suppressing a second proteins called cathepsin Z. The extensive research team shows that cathepsin Z makes pancreatic cancer cells sticky, allowing them to spread to their surrounding environment norge nettapotek . Prior to this study nothing was known about the function of S100PBP in the body or the role that cathepsin Z takes on in pancreactic cancers. The results, funded by the united kingdom charity, Pancreatic Cancer Study Fund , are reported today in The American Journal of Pathology.

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