Identification of Basigin in Glioblastoma Multiforme Stem-like Cells.

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Cole Swiston , Northern Michigan University
Recently, a subpopulation of stem-like cells in human brain tumors was discovered. These stem-like cells play a role in cancer recurrence and were tested for basigin, a protein known to facilitate extracellular matrix degradation and cancer invasion. This protein may serve as a target in brain tumor treatment.