July 10: Addicted to Ran, Ovarian Cancer Cells Stop Moving When Deprived

Did you know that 90% of cancer patients die from distant metastasis? The latter occurs when cancer cells have the ability to move within the patient’s body and invade its healthy tissues. In a study published inĀ Nature Communications, researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have shown the key role that a protein called Ran plays in the mobility of ovarian cancer cells. They demonstrated these cells cannot migrate from cancerous sites without the help of Ran.

Read the full article here on ScienceDaily.

2019-07-10T12:55:52+00:00