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Computer model maps cancer-causing proteins' 'social networks'

Editage Insights | 2016年1月4日 | 2,822 浏览次数
Computer model maps cancer-causing proteins

Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have designed a unique computer model to understand how cancer-causing proteins behave, which is based on how social networking works. Comparing the proteins inside cells to members of an enormous social network and mapping the ways they interact, the researchers predicted which proteins will be targeted with drugs. They found that cancer-causing proteins targeted with drugs differ from non-cancer proteins, in that, the cancer-causing ones had ‘social’ characteristics. It was found that proteins that had a large network were more likely to become cancerous. Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani, who led the study, says the findings demonstrate that “cancer drug targets behave very differently from normal proteins and often have a complex web of social interactions, like a Facebook super-user.” This model could be critical for researchers developing drugs to treat cancer with regard to mapping new molecular targets.

Read more in Science Daily.     


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