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Web Date: November 9, 2015

Agent Could Fight Cancer By Inhibiting Copper Transport In Diseased Cells

Drug Discovery: Small molecule selectively inhibits interactions between proteins in copper trafficking pathway
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: copper transport, inhibitor, small molecule, screening, cancer, drug discovery

Normal cells shuttle around copper ions to keep key processes, such as energy production in their mitochondria, running smoothly. But cancer cells also use copper trafficking to grow and spread.

Jing Chen of Emory University School of Medicine, Hualiang Jiang of the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chuan He of the University of Chicago, and coworkers have now developed a . . .

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