Contact: Andy Hoang
Caption: Salk researchers discovered that a small protein produced by cold viruses disables large cellular machines involved in growth, replication and cancer. These proteins accomplish this by forming a three-dimensional web inside a cell's nucleus (yellow) that traps these components. The findings point the way to new ways to target and destroy tumors.
Credit: Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Usage Restrictions: News media reproduction to illustrate this story permitted with proper attribution as provided above. For one time use only.
Related news release: Cold viruses point the way to new cancer therapies