CtBPs can stop cancer’s sugar craving and is an alternative to chemotherapy
OK – this isn’t the latest research and it came out in August 2013. But bloody hell its good news!
The guru’s at Southampton University have found a new way to target breast cancer cells that love and grow and multiply because of sugar. They have created an inhibitor that targets active cancer cells and NOT normal cells.
Any of you who have read this blog from the start will now how awful chemotherapy is and how it destroys your whole body. I have been begging and searching for alternative to chemotherapy and this one sound GOOD!!!
From the press release:
Dr Jeremy Blaydes and Dr Ali Tavassoli at the University of Southampton, have shown for the first time that chemicals called cyclic peptide inhibitors can stop ‘sweet toothed’ cancer cells from growing and multiplying by blocking proteins in the cells called CtBPs (C-terminal binding proteins).
A key feature of cancer cells is they gorge on sugar from the blood, greedily processing it as a fuel supply which triggers CtBPs to bind together, forming pairs known as dimers that enable cells to grow and multiply out of control.
What we think?
We absolutely love it! I can’t wait to find out more. CtBPs or the chemical name CP61 are on my watch list.