Biology Of Grp Precursors

Grant number: 454408 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009



Colorectal carcinoma (cancer of the large bowel) is the second most common cause of cancer death. Colorectal carcinomas in common with other cancer types such as cancer of the prostate and lung often produce their own growth factors and receptors. Activation of the receptor by the growth factor further stimulates the tumour's growth and spread throughout the body. The objective of this project is to deterrmine the potential roles of a growth factor termed bombesin. This peptide, now known as GRP in mammalian systems, is an established growth factor in certain lung cancers but little is known about its role in tumours of the large bowel. This project is based on our novel observation that the..

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