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Novel molecule for cancer therapy

09 November 2015

A new small molecule synthesised by scientists at the Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology has shown to effectively control growth of cancerous cells by preventing the mis-expression of a specific micro RNA involved in tumour formation.

Micro RNAs or miRNAs play an important role in cancer biology. They are non-coding RNAs and are involved in gene regulation and many developmental processes. Several thousand miRNAs that control 30-40 per cent of all genes have been identified in human and other organisms.  Researchers worldwide are targeting miRNAs to find better therapeutics for cancer.

In studies carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad the scientists identified dual functions of the newly synthesised molecule, triazole…

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/novel-molecule-for-cancer-therapy/article7855585.ece

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Written by csirindia

November 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

Posted in CCMB, IICT

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