Integrin Cell Biology

26 October 2017, 1.00 PM - 26 October 2017, 2.00 PM

Jim Norman (CRUK Beatson Institute Glasgow)

C42, Biomedical Sciences Building

School of Biochemistry Seminar (Host: Cullen)

 

Integrins are cell adhesion receptors involved in mediating the invasive migration, growth and metastasis of cancer cells. Data from our lab and our collaborators has established that Rab-regulated integrin trafficking contributes to cancer cell migration. Indeed, we have now obtained detailed descriptions of the molecular machinery of integrin transport and determined how this contributes to invasive migration of cancer cells through three-dimensional matrices.

Furthermore, we have identified components of the cell's machinery for processing and transporting mRNA that make key contributions to cancer cell invasion. We are currently evaluating the molecular components of these novel pathways as potential targets for anti-cancer therapy and patient screening strategies.

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