In potential cancer breakthrough, newly found ‘kill switch’ triggers death of cancer cells: ‘One-two punch…………………..
The receptor, called CD95, could improve the effectiveness of immune-based therapies
Scientists at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, California, have identified a protein on the CD95 receptor that can “program” cancer cells to die, as detailed in a study published in the journal Cell Death & Differentiation last month.
A receptor is a protein within a cell that receives and transmits signals.
CD95 receptors — also referred to as Fas — have gained the nickname “death receptors” because they send a signal that causes cancer cells to “self-destruct,” according to a press release from UC Davis.