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Researchers identify new biomarker for colorectal cancers

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A recent study sees researchers identifying a protein involved in cell proliferation and the development of new blood vessels that could serve as a marker for the early detection of colorectal

These results of the study were published online in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.

According to the laboratory studies, investigators found that expression of the protein called beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase-V (beta-1,4-GalT-V), was increased in human tumor cells compared with normal tissue.

Scientists also observed an increase in the protein's activity and in its product lactosylceramide, a fat that can produce superoxides, which lead to an increase in new cells and blood vessels that can use to spread throughout the body.

According to of the study Subroto B Chatterjee, in vascular biology at the University School of Medicine, the findings demonstrate that lactosylceramide could be added to a growing list of biomarkers such as NMT1, and TP53 in blood tests for colorectal or potentially other to increase their success at early detection of

According to the researchers affects more than 1.4 million people worldwide and causes almost 7 lakh deaths over the world. The further opined that colonoscopies usually don't begin until a person turns 50. According to Chatterjee there is a great need for reliable biomarkers for early-stage diagnosis of

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 13:45 IST