Gamma-tubules — novel filaments in the fight against cancer

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Abstract

The word skeleton sounds very significant, and indeed humans could not exist without a skeleton! Similarly, a cellular skeleton or cytoskeleton is crucial for the functions of a cell. Several different types of cytoskeleton have been identified that are necessary, for among other things, muscle movement and the activities of the brain, and consequently humans could not function at all without cytoskeletons. This also means that a number of diseases are connected with defects in cytoskeletal elements, and various chemotherapies that are presently used to treat a variety of tumors aim to impair the functions of cytoskeletons. Inasmuch as cytoskeletons play a crucial role in the actions of cells and of the human body, and considering that modulation of the activities of cytoskeletons is essential for the treatment of patients, the finding of a novel cytoskeletal element should open up a new area of research—a new scientific world!

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Cell- och molekylärbiologi
  • Cancer och onkologi
Originalspråkengelska
Förlagatlas of science
Antal sidor1
StatusPublished - 2018 sep 27
PublikationskategoriPopulärvetenskap
Peer review utfördNej