Switching Off the „Survival Protein“ for Cancer Cells

It is called the „survival protein“ because it plays a central role in the growth of cancer cells: survivin influences two important processes in the body’s cells at the same time – cell death and cell division. Chemists and biologists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have now succeeded in developing a precise molecule that can bind the protein’s surface at a defined site and switch it off. „Nature Communications“ covers the topic.

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