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Project: Development of a rational, powerful, general and safe new therapy based on inhibition at several levels of the tumor neovasculature-specific integrin aVB3

project duration
01-FEB-04 – 31-JAN-07
The integrin aVB3 is an interesting drug target molecule in tumors. We will downregulate integrin-expression (by glucocorticoid receptor/HSP70), change its conformation (TNF/IFN), inhibit its substrate binding (RGDfV and tumstatin peptides) and block the association with MMPs (small drug and TIMPs). All approaches are based on our obtained results.