Antipsychotic drug exhibits cancer-fighting properties

In a prime example of finding new uses for older drugs, studies in zebrafish show that a 50-year-old antipsychotic medication called perphenazine can actively combat the cells of a difficult-to-treat form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The drug works by turning on a cancer-suppressing enzyme called PP2A and causing malignant tumor cells to self-destruct.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/dci…



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