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New treatment may inhibit the growth of mesothelioma cells

Published: March 18, 2014

A recent study suggests CARP-1 Functional Mimetics (CFMs) initiated mesothelioma cell death while prohibiting their migration into new colonies. The concept is to mimic the Cell Cycle and Regulatory Protein (CARP) 1 with its ability to assist with apoptosis, or programmed cell death.

When new cells become too abundant and the old cells avoid apoptosis, the cancer grows. The CFMs activate the necessary cellular processes within the mesothelioma cells and prompt apoptosis. Additionally, the CFMs obstruct the mesothelioma and prevent the number of cancer cells from increasing.

Essentially, CFMs enable programmed cell death where necessary to keep the cancer cells from thriving while containing the mesothelioma cells from forming new colonies.

View the complete study for more information.


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