New Method Uses Nanotechnology to Map Social Network of Proteins in Breast Cancer Cells
July 18, 2016
(News-Medical) – A powerful new technology that maps the “social network” of proteins in breast cancer cells is providing detailed understanding of the disease at a molecular level and could eventually lead to new treatments, Australian scientists say. The technique – called BiCAP – uses nanotechnology to visualise and isolate protein complexes in breast cancer cells. The results are then combined with a sensitive method called proteomics to map and measure how the proteins interact with each other and ultimately control cell behaviour.