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Newly identified protein could become target for cancer immunotherapy

Posted by Charles Decuir on June 7, 2021 3:40 PM EDT
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Researchers have found a protein that, when inhibited in mice with cancer, increased the response to immunotherapy.

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, UK, have identified a protein that helps tumours evade the immune system and in certain types of cancers, is linked to a poorer chance of survival. The team say that the protein could become a target for future cancer treatments.

According to the researchers, a crucial part of the immune system’s response to cancer is a group of white blood cells, called CD8+ T cells, which kill tumour cells. Before they launch their antitumour response, these cells must be what to attack by another immune cell, a dendritic cell.

https://www.drugtargetreview.com/news/92573/newly-identified-protein-could-become-target-for-cancer-immunotherapy/

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