Scientists create building blocks for anti-cancer medicine

Kaunas Technology University (KTU), Lithuania scientists are working on a method to create building blocks which could be the basis for future anti-cancer medicine. Although chemotherapy can be very efficient in eliminating cancerous cells, anti-cancer drugs can affect normal, healthy cells. Damage to healthy cells causes side effects. In order to avoid the undesirable side effects of the cancer medication, the investigation of synthetic peptides, which could be used as active ingredients in the medication, is very important. The team of Lithuanian scientists are aiming to duplicate active ingredients of amino acids found in nature, which would contain heightened active biological effect. “While building new amino acid molecules it is most efficient to create minimal modifications of the fragments of the natural structure. It means that when the medication contains active ingredients from the natural sources, it can have both targeted and side effect. However, the synthesised modified materials not o

Scientists create building blocks for anti-cancer medicine

Kaunas Technology University (KTU), Lithuania scientists are working on a method to create building blocks which could be the basis for future anti-cancer medicine.

Tue 14 May 19 from Medical Xpress

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