Found cancer-killing virus.
Is bacteriophage Qβ, that is, a virus infecting Escherichia coli Escherichia coli. The researchers intend to combine the infectious particles associated with tumor carbohydrate antigens (TACA). TACA is a product of disrupted in cancer tissues of the process of glycation, in which sugars residues joined to proteins or lipids. Tumor carbohydrate antigens are also involved in the formation of metastases — secondary lesions malignant tumors.
In combination Qβ TACA and such immune cells as T-lymphocytes learn to recognize carbohydrate antigens on the surface of cancer cells and destroy the latter. According to scientists, the vaccine will be tested for dogs suffering from osteosarcoma — a type of bone tumors occurring in humans. The researchers believe that the vaccine will not only delay the growth of tumors, but also prevent the formation of metastases.
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