Scientists uncover mechanism cells use to deactivate a signal that’s hyperactive in cancer

January 31, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators have discovered how a cellular signal that’s abnormally hyperactive in cancer can be deactivated. In the journal Cell Reports, UNC Lineberger’s M. Ben Major, PhD, and colleagues published a paper on how the WNT signaling pathway is regulated. WNT proteins increase tumor onset, growth … Continued

Researchers publish milestone review on the role of cell signaling proteins in cancer

January 29, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist Antonio “Tony” Amelio, PhD, is not necessarily looking for the “smoking gun” of cancer biology, or one single cause of cancer. Instead, he’s looking into how a family of newly described proteins involved in the cellular stress response can cause a complex ripple effect of changes … Continued

Insights about prostate cancer resistance could lead to treatment strategies

October 5, 2018

In the journal Molecular Cell, researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s G. Greg Wang, PhD, and H. Shelton Earp, MD, describe the role of a protein variant called androgen receptor variant 7 (AR-V7), which is an alternative form of the androgen receptor that plays a key role in prostate cancer development and treatment.