Mitochondrial ’shield‘ that helps cancer cells survive identified

Scientists have moved closer to understanding why cancer cells can be so resilient, even when faced with the onslaught of nearly toxic drug cocktails, radiation, and even our own immune systems. A new research report shows that intermediate filaments formed by a protein called ‚vimentin‘ or VIF, effectively ‚insulate‘ the mitochondria in cancer cells from any attempt to destroy the cell. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)