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VCP protein inhibitor found to help virus kill liver tumors

04:30 EDT 24 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in China has found that combining a VCP protein inhibitor with a virus that naturally targets liver cancer tumors made the virus much more potent. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes their search for a way to improve the cancer fighting abilities of a natural virus, the protein inhibitor they found, and how well the two work together to kill cancer cells.

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