Parasite’s Proteins Trigger Strong Immune Response in Mice with Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

Parasite’s Proteins Trigger Strong Immune Response in Mice with Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
Proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii were found to induce the immune system to turn against established ovarian cancer in mice. The findings, by Geisel School of Medicine researchers, are reported in the study, “Secretion of Rhoptry and Dense Granule Effector Proteins by Nonreplicating Toxoplasma gondii Uracil Auxotrophs Controls the Development of Antitumor Immunity,” published in PLOS Genetics. Toxoplasma

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