Protein the key to tumour spread

Researchers at New York University have discovered a protein that can have effects on tumour spread.

The protein is called TAT-5 and it affects the production of extracellular vesicles, small sacs of membrane released from the surface of cells, capable of sending signals to other cells.

When released, the sacs can affect tumour spread, blood clotting and inflammation.

The discovery reveals new potential strategies to manipulate diseases such as cancer.

Read more at New York University