News tagged with programmed cell death
Scientists at the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center have identified an Indian plant, used for centuries to treat inflammation, fever and malaria, that could help kill cancer cells.
Cancer Feb 14, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Ever since discovering a decade ago that a gene altered in lung cancer regulated an enzyme used in therapies against diabetes, Reuben Shaw has wondered if drugs originally designed to treat metabolic diseases ...
Cancer Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that hard-to-reach, drug-resistant leukemia stem cells (LSCs) that overexpress multiple pro-survival protein forms ...
Cancer Jan 17, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Symptoms of an autoimmune disease disappeared after a team of scientists retrained the white blood cells. This method is extremely promising for treating diseases such as type I diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Immunology Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In a new study, University at Buffalo scientists describe the role that a protein called TFIIB plays in helping cells repair DNA damage, a critical function for preventing the growth of tumors.
Medical research Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a novel method for determining how ready acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells are to die, a discovery that may help cancer specialists to choose treatments option more ...
Cancer Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers headed by Erwin Wagner, the Director of the BBVA Foundation-CNIO Cancer Cell Biology Programme at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), have deciphered how a stress-inducible gene regulator, AP-1, ...
Cancer Oct 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The p53 gene plays a key role in the prevention of cancer, by blocking cell growth and triggering programmed cell death or apoptosis. If, however, p53 has mutated and become defective, the cancer cells ...
Cancer Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A molecule that targets the cell's machinery for breaking down unneeded proteins can kill multiple myeloma cancer cells resistant to the frontline drug Velcade, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found.
Cancer Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
An unexpected discovery of how the body controls cell death has revealed a potential new therapeutic target.
Medical research Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The histone de-acetylase (HDAC) inhibitor panobinostat is able to target and destroy triple negative breast cancer, reveals a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research. Researchers from T ...
Cancer May 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A research team led by Children's National Medical Center has identified a trigger that causes latent Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) to rapidly replicate itself. KSHV causes Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion ...
Cancer Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Melatonin, best known for its role in sleep regulation, delayed the onset of symptoms and reduced mortality in a mouse model of Huntington's disease, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and ...
Neuroscience Oct 11, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have for the first time identified a 'programmed cell death' pathway in parasitic worms that could one day lead to new treatments for one of the world's ...
Medical research Sep 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
EU-funded researchers have made good progress in understanding how cancer cells can sometimes resist the effects of chemotherapy. This new knowledge will move forward the development of increasingly effective ...
Cancer Jul 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Programmed cell death
Programmed cell-death (or PCD) is death of a cell in any form, mediated by an intracellular program. In contrast to necrosis, which is a form of cell-death that results from acute tissue injury and provokes an inflammatory response, PCD is carried out in a regulated process which generally confers advantage during an organism's life-cycle. PCD serves fundamental functions during both plant and metazoa (multicellular animals) tissue development.
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