Using sirtuins to treat cancer
- Researcher: Dr Sonia Laín
- Institution: Karolinska Institutet
- Award Amount: £149,512 for 2 years from April 2013
- Cancer Type: Leukaemia
Dr Lan and her team recently identified new molecules that are similar to tenovin-6 that also affect sirtuin 1 and 2. They will use their new grant to carry out further tests on these molecules as well as other tenovin molecules to understand how they work. They will also carry out further tests looking at the new molecules in combination with imatinib to see might be used to enhance imatinib treatment.
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