Cell and Molecular Growth Regulation
The major focus of the Section of Cellular and Molecular Growth Regulation is directed at identification and characterization of novel plant compounds that regulate the growth of tumor cells and endothelial cells.
Our research program aims to identify the mechanisms by which normal cells (lymphocytes) and tumor cells (ovarian and breast cancer) perceive and respond to their environment. In particular, we are investigating the signaling mechanisms utilized by the T-cell receptor CD28 and interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) in lymphocytes.
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