Innovative strategy for eliminating cancer cells

30-Jun-2019
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Researchers discovered how cyclic peptides bind to the ubiquitin chains, inhibit the breakdown of proteins.
Cyclic peptides could enter cells, inhibit growth and induce programmed cancer cell death.
International team performed generation of the protein target, the discovery of cyclic peptides.
Research results will help to create new anticancer treatments.
Study was published in Nature Chemistry.

Nobel Prize winners are involved in the discovery of the ubiquitin system
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