07:00 , Aug 4, 2016 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Cereblon ambition

Most anti-cancer strategies aim to block overactive proteins by directly inhibiting their activity, but a growing number of companies are developing ways to tag the proteins for destruction by recruiting the enzymes that shuttle them...
07:00 , Apr 1, 2010 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Unlocking thalidomide

Thalidomide has been used in humans since the 1950s, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for its known therapeutic and teratogenic effects are not well characterized. Researchers in Japan have now provided insight into the latter...