The Proteintech Blog



Ion Channels Facilitate the Spread of Glioma

Deborah December 6, 2013

    By Deborah Grainger In the Neuroscience 2013 Special Lecture “Glioma: A Neurocentric Look at Cancer” Harald Sontheimer, at the climax of his talk, challenged neuroscientists to take a fresh look at brain cancer, to view it from the perspective of neuroscience instead of  from a  predominantly oncological one — the main thrust behind glioma research… Continue Reading »


PSAP Antibody Uncovers Potential Role of Prosaposin in Cancer Survival

admin March 26, 2013

Guest post by Kevin Measor Prosaposin or PSAP, a glycoprotein encoded by the PSAP gene, can be cleaved into four products: saposins A, B, C, and D. All four are important for the hydrolysis of sphingolipids ― compounds known to play an important role in signal transmission and cell recognition.  Mutations in the PSAP gene… Continue Reading »


Matrix Metalloproteinase Antibodies

admin March 6, 2012

The study of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is highly relevant to cancer research, particularly in the area of metastasis. Secreted into the extracellular matrix (ECM), these zinc-dependent endopeptidases are capable of degrading many kinds of ECM protein and facilitating invasion and migration. Conversely they can also inhibit metastasis in certain scenarios. Proteintech has a collection of… Continue Reading »


Johannes Zuber Interview – RNA Interference: An Approach to Finding Cancer’s “Achilles Heel”

admin January 11, 2012

After a tour around the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), arranged in cooperation with The EMBO Meeting organizers, our resident blogger Deb Grainger asks Group Leader Johannes Zuber about his ongoing work involving RNAi technologies. She also asks what brought his research to the IMP and what  is in store for the future… Johannes Zuber and his… Continue Reading »

Login to your account

Can't remember your Password ?

Register for this site!