Scripps: Scientists Demonstrate Long-Sought Drug Candidate Can Halt Tumor Growth

Scripps: Scientists Demonstrate Long-Sought Drug Candidate Can Halt Tumor Growth

Scripps: Scientists Demonstrate Long-Sought Drug Candidate Can Halt Tumor Growth

It’s a trick any cat burglar knows: to open a locked door, slide a credit card past the latch.

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) tried a similar strategy when they attempted to disrupt the function of MYC, a cancer regulator thought to be “undruggable.” The researchers found that a credit card-like molecule they developed somehow moves in and disrupts the critical interactions between MYC and its binding partner.

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