Scientists reveal structure of amino acid transporter involved in cancer

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SCIENCE DAILY The human glutamine transporter ASCT2 is upregulated in several forms of cancer. It is also the docking platform for a wide range of pathogenic retroviruses. Scientists have used cryo-electron microscopy to elucidate the structure of the protein, which may generate leads for drug development. 16 hours
Period6-Jun-2018

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  • TitleScientists reveal structure of amino acid transporter involved in cancer
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletParallelstate.com
    Media typeWeb
    Date06/06/2018
    DescriptionScientists reveal structure of amino acid transporter involved in cancer
    SCIENCE DAILY The human glutamine transporter ASCT2 is upregulated in several forms of cancer. It is also the docking platform for a wide range of pathogenic retroviruses. Scientists have used cryo-electron microscopy to elucidate the structure of the protein, which may generate leads for drug development. 16 hours
    Producer/AuthorParallelstate.com
    URLwww.parallelstate.com/news/scientists-reveal-structure-of-amino-acid-transporter-involved-in-cancer/686725
    PersonsCristina Batista Paulino, Albert Guskov, Dirk Slotboom, Alisa Garaeva, Gerrit Oostergetel

Keywords

  • protein structure
  • amino acid transporter
  • cryo-EM
  • cancer