- April 28, 2011
A new mice study has revealed that over-expression of the protein km23-1 was responsible for causing the death of ovarian cancer cells. Pulipati et al conducted this animal study after assessing the results of a previous study, which showed that a subunit of the motor protein dynein called km23-1 was defective in ovarian cancer patients. This protein is the one that transports checkpoint proteins along the microtubules during mitosis. In this particular study, researchers induc...