UAMS Cancer Researchers Receive NIH Grant To Develop New Cancer Therapies

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the three-year grant to Karen Abbott, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery. Abbott is principal investigator for the grant, and Rodriguez is co-investigator.

The pair are researching glycosylation changes, which are found in both ovarian cancer and glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Glycosylation is the enzymatic process that attaches glycans (a series of carbohydrates, including the sugars) to proteins, or other organic molecules.    MORE

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