Found a way to fight cancer without harm to the body

Depending on the type of cancer and the type of treatment, the patient may suffer from a variety of side effects, including anemia, loss of appetite, bleeding, fatigue, hair loss, nausea and so on. However, a group of researchers from the University of Oregon, University of Central Florida, and New York University made the discovery, through which you can develop therapies dangerous disease, which will not cause complications of anticancer therapy.

Found a way to fight cancer without harm to the body

Why do tumors grow

As you know, the hallmark behavior of tumor cells is their uncontrolled growth. Tumor cells must constantly produce energy and create building proteins for replication. Due to the rapid metabolism takes place inside the cells and their growth. And studying these processes in the development of neurofibromatosis type 2 - a hereditary disease which causes the development of benign tumors in the nervous system, scientists have come from the United States to unusual findings.

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According to the editors of the publication Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers led by Professor Franco Mack discovered that tumor cells reproduce oxidant and special nitrating agent (peroxynitrite). They affect the amino acid composition of the proteins of the organism, and specifically on tyrosine. When tyrosine is modified, it "reprogram" cells at a faster energy production.

In order to maintain steady growth, tumor cells change the way of energy production and the construction of proteins. We found that peroxynitrite, the most powerful oxidizing agent, is produced by cells, controls the metabolic changes that occur in tumor cells of the nervous system that supports their growth. We believe that there are specific proteins that take on a new function, which they did not have before, and this new feature can control tumor growth.

Found a way to fight cancer without harm to the body

In the normal, unaffected tissue tumor process, peroxynitrite is not produced. Moreover, because of peroxynitrite often affected and healthy cells, and that can lead to considerable complications in the course of the disease.

This discovery gives us an excellent opportunity to develop a new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of oncological conditions. We only need to understand how you can slow down or even stop the production of peroxynitrite. If it succeeds, we will have a great opportunity to not only effectively stop tumor growth, but also to do so with minimal side effects for the whole body.

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