Every day, our cells produce a protein called beta-catenin. This protein is important for healthy cell growth and development. However, in some cases, too much beta-catenin can accumulate in the cell, causing it to become cancerous.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and it is thought that beta-catenin plays a role in its development. Now, researchers have discovered a way to block the protein, which could lead to new treatments for the disease.
The study, which was published in the journal Science, used a technique called CRISPR-Cas9 to block the beta-catenin protein in cells. The researchers found that when they did this, the cells stopped growing and became less cancerous.
This is a major breakthrough in the treatment of bowel cancer, and it could lead to new drugs that can effectively block the protein and stop the disease in its tracks.
In a recent study published in the journal Nature, researchers have found a way to block a protein that fuels bowel cancer. This discovery could lead to new drugs to treat the disease.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. It is a type of cancer that affects the large intestine (colon) and the rectum. Every year, more than 1.4 million people are diagnosed with the disease, and over half a million people die from it.
The protein that the researchers have found, called PI3K, is a key driver of bowel cancer. It is involved in the growth and spread of the disease. By blocking this protein, the researchers were able to stop the cancer from growing and spreading in laboratory tests.
This is a promising step forward in the treatment of bowel cancer. However, more research is needed to develop a drug that can block PI3K in humans.