Glioblastomas on the move

Merlo, Adrian and Bettler, Bernhard. (2004) Glioblastomas on the move. Science's STKE, Vol. 2004, no. 229 , pe18.

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The mechanism by which the tumor suppressor PTEN slows tumor cell migration is not well characterized. A recent study by Raftopoulou et al. shows that a lack of PTEN protein phosphatase activity accelerates the migration of glioblastoma cells. The protein phosphatase activity of PTEN is directly or indirectly responsible for dephosphorylating a PTEN residue, threonine-383, which is necessary for slowing cell migration. These findings have implications for the design of new therapies against glioblastomas and other highly invasive cancers.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Division of Physiology > Molecular Neurobiology Synaptic Plasticity (Bettler)
UniBasel Contributors:Bettler, Bernhard
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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