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    Seawater Bacteria Provides Leads to Fight Melanoma

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    Seawater Bacteria Provides Leads to Fight Melanoma
    Seawater Bacteria Provides Leads to Fight Melanoma

    In 2014, the researchers discovered that semiquinone, a natural product isolated from a rare marine bacteria, showed potent and selective activity against melanoma cells in a test tube. Even better, it was the first small molecule ever shown to target a particular protein involved in cancer proliferation. In their new work, the team identified the structural components of the natural product that was key to its activity, and then modified other parts of the molecule to make it more water soluble and easier to purify. Both these steps are necessary to make it more suitable as a drug. The researchers are now further refining these semiquinone derivatives to optimize activity against melanoma.

    Source:  https://www.rdmag.com 

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