The Bitter-Sweet Symphony Of Cancer: Integrins And Glycans
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Grazia is a research scientist at the National University of Ireland, Galway, CÚRAM, Centre for Research in Medical Devices.

                       

The Bitter-Sweet Symphony Of Cancer: Integrins And Glycans

In the United States, half of all women and one-third of all men will develop cancer in their lifetime. A similar rate has been reported for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Cancer arises when just one cell in the body loses control and starts to multiply in too large of quantities. But what causes a cell to “lose control”? One reason is the abnormal function of a protein called an integrin. Integrins are proteins that are embedded inside the cell...

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