Abstract number 1 - Jacob Zipperstein September 10, 2008...

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Jacob Zipperstein September 10, 2008 Abstract # 1 Could Our Proteins Be Used to Help Us Fight Cancer? Scientific American – July 2, 2008 New evidence suggests that heat shock proteins, once only thought to counteract stress, are also helping us to fight cancer and eliminate tumors. An experiment with fruit flies and how they react to heat shock proteins (Hsp) is thoroughly analyzed. The idea that versatile proteins act as “chaperones” for other proteins is briefly explained. The objectives of Hsp’s are noted, with a focus on how they inhibit undesirable interactions and promote desirable ones. The research and findings of Arthur L Harwich are deeply discussed. The role of ATP is mentioned briefly. The protein gp96 and how it can elicit immune resistance to tumors is thoroughly discussed. An experiment regarding exposure to Hsp70 is explained in depth. The role of lymphocytes, primarily T cells, is briefly noted. The idea that antigen–presenting cells carry receptors on their surface for the
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