Ten new antibodies developed in battle against cancer

Ten new antibodies developed in battle against cancer

5:55 AM, 23rd January 2015
Ten new antibodies developed in battle against cancer

AARHUS, DENMARK: Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have developed ten new antibodies that can be used in the battle against cancer. These antibodies work by inhibiting the body’s blood vessel formation close to the tumour which is, thereby, cut off from oxygen and nutrient supply. In lab tests over mice, the team have succeeded in using these antibodies to stop the development of malignant tumours.

“The antibodies we have found prevent a cancer tumour from growing. They appear to work perfectly in the laboratory,” said Peter Kristensen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University.

The new antibodies are easier to extract and they also appear to be more effective because they hit other - and possibly stronger - signal molecules from the cancer cells. “We have got a large library of antibodies that can supplement the body’s own fight against disease. The major engineering challenge is identifying the ones that are relevant regarding the specific purpose,” explained Kristensen.

The antibodies neutralise the effects of signal substances released by carcinoma cells to get blood vessels to replicate, thus cutting off the blood supply to the tumour. A cancer tumour deprived of oxygen and nutrients becomes dormant and is, thereby, made harmless. The researchers will now work on gaining a more in-depth understanding of the 10 antibodies.


© NDTV Food News



Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Matheson to supply oxygen, nitrogen to Sasol ethane cracker in Louisiana, US

BASKING RIDGE, US: Matheson has entered into an agreement with Sasol to supply tonnage oxygen and nitrogen to Sasol’s world-scale ethane cracker ...

Read more
BASF to invest €56 million in polyvinylpyrrolidone expansion

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF plans to invest up to €56 million in the expansion of its polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) value chain over the next four y ...

Read more
Self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard identifies computer users

WASHINGTON DC, US: In a novel twist in cybersecurity, scientists have developed a self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard that can identify compute ...

Read more
Efficient manganese catalyst converts light to chemical energy

BERLIN, GERMANY: Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy (HZB) in collaboration with the School of Chemistry and ARC Centre of Exc ...

Read more
Converting ash for use in nuclear waste treatment, soil remediation

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Scientists suggest a new method to transform power plant ash into materials that could be used for nuclear waste treatment or soil ...

Read more
Drinking beer may reduce risk of developing heart failure, claims new research

WASHINGTON, US: Drinking half a pint of beer a day may lower your risk of developing heart failure, a new large-scale study has claimed. The study of ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X