Sanford-Burnham scientists study how cells sense nutrients and fuel cancer cell growth:
Posted Oct 08 2011 11:37pm
Sanford-Burnham scientists study how cells sense nutrients and fuel cancer cell growth:NCI Cancer Center News
Sanford-Burnham scientists have identified a new member of a group of proteins called mTORC1—a protein called p62—that is crucial to the cell’s response to dietary amino acids. This finding provides new information about mTORC1 and its role in cellular metabolism in both normal cells and cancer cells.
###Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 66 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.