The INDIVIDUALIST

A Wiki about biochemical individuality

Immunology

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Description

Anoikia (from the Greek meaning ‘without home’) Cells require attachment to a substrate to grow; when denied anchorage or when attachment is prevented, they undergo a particular type of apoptosis known as ‘anoikia.’ Strategies aimed at blocking the effects.

Discussion

Blocking the actions of Thomsen-Friedenreich (T-Tn) antigen and Galectin 3 look like a very promising way of inhibiting the endothelium from harboring of metastatic cells.

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Attribution

  • D'Adamo, P. IfHI 2003 Lecture. Tempe AZ
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