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University of East Anglia scientists make major advance important for cancer research

EB2 (green) expressed in stem cell region of gut with microtubules in red (credit: Deborah Goldspink)Dr Mette Mogensen’s lab from UEA's School of Biological Sciences has made a major advancement in understanding tissue development that has important implications for cancer.

Findings published today in the Journal of Cell Science show how the protein EB2 is a key regulator of tube-like structures inside cells and critical for normal tissue development and function.

The findings are an important step in the race to find cures for cancers including gut, breast and pancreatic cancer.

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