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Snakes against cancer

作者:房幻    发布时间:2019-03-06 14:01:01    

AN ingredient in cobra venom is the latest weapon against cancer. CVF or cobra venom factor activates the part of the immune system that kills cells by puncturing their outer membranes. Channe Gowda and Qinglan Fu from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC are attaching CVF to antibodies which home in on cancer cells. Previous attempts to do this were stymied because the CVF stopped working when it was linked to the antibody. By rejigging the link, Gowda and Fu have managed to restore its potency. In lab tests,

 

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