An antibody that detects a high molecular weight surrogate ligand of calcitonin receptor is detected in malignant glioma cells and cell lines
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- PhD, Honours
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- Medicine and Radiology
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Summary An antibody was developed that binds high molecular weight targets (HMWT) with similar properties to the natural ligands of the calcitonin receptor (CTR).
A similar HMWT has recently been described as a surrogate ligand of CTR that promotes quiescence of skeletal muscle satellite (stem) cells via activation of the NOTCH-COLLAGEN V-CTR axis. The detected HMWTs are found expressed by malignant cells of brain tumours and cell lines. The biochemical identification of this HMWT is a current objective. Understanding the role of this HMWT is likely to contribute to our understanding of endocrine-like tumours and foetal development.
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