Science Daily - "Study: Blocking Certain Enzymes in Cell May Prevent Cancer Cell Division and Growth"

 – April 26, 2013  –– 

Blocking certain enzymes in the cell may prevent cancer cell division and growth, according to new findings from researchers at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "These findings complete the story of CDK activation in human cells, in which one CDK is capable of activating others," said Dr. Robert Fisher, lead author from Mount Sinai. "Now, we want to evaluate what signaling pathway earlier in the cell division process leads to CDK7 activation, so that it can in turn activate CDK4 and CDK6. This pathway may be an important therapeutic target for cancer, and possibly other diseases as well." Learn more