Published in Biotech Law Weekly, July 28th, 2006
Study 1: A recent study from Spain has reported that caspase-1 functions as a radio- and chemo-sensitizer.
"The cytotoxic effect of anticancer drugs has been shown to involve induction of apoptosis. This observation raises the possibility that factors affecting caspase activation might be important determinants of anticancer drug sensitivity," wrote P. Martinduque and colleagues, University of Francisco Vitoria.
They continued, "Ectopic expression of caspase-1 has been shown to trigger apoptosis. However, the role of caspase-1 in apoptosis is...
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