Oncology & Cancer

Potential new target for colorectal cancer treatment

Researchers have identified a protein called PFDN6 that may play a role in the development and spread of colorectal cancer (CRC). The study, published in [journal name], found that PFDN6 levels are increased in CRC patients ...

Oncology & Cancer

Drug reprograms immune responses to target glioblastoma

Investigators from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that using a novel drug to target the STING pathway in glioblastoma reprogrammed ...

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Transforming growth factor

Transforming growth factor (sometimes referred to as Tumor growth factor, or TGF) is used to describe two classes of polypeptide growth factors, TGFα and TGFβ.

The name "Transforming Growth Factor" is somewhat arbitrary, since the two classes of TGFs are not structurally or genetically related to one another, and they act through different receptor mechanisms. Furthermore, they do not always induce cellular transformation, and are not the only growth factors that induce cellular transformation.

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