New paper on MRP4 role in pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal types of tumors with no effective therapy available; it is currently the third leading cause of cancer in developed countries and is predicted to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030. Due to the marginal benefits of current standard chemotherapy, the identification of new therapeutic targets is greatly required. Considering that the cAMP pathway is commonly activated in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and its premalignant lesions, we aim to investigate the multidrug resistance-associated protein 4 (MRP4)-dependent cAMP extrusion process as a cause of increased cell proliferation in human PDAC cell lines. In this work, researchers from the Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology and Oncology found that MRP4-dependent cAMP extrusion process is a key participant in cell proliferation, indicating that MRP4 could be an exploitable therapeutic target for PDAC.

Full work can be read here.