KISS1 Protein Required For Metastasis Suppression

Sun, 25 Feb 2007 07:00 PM EST

... A new study finds that the secretion of a protein known as KISS1 reduces metastasis of cells that express it to multiple organs in mice, but the mechanism for this continues to elude researchers.The KISS1 protein also plays a role in sexual maturation when it is secreted and then processed into smaller peptides called kisspeptins, which in turn bind to a receptor known as GPR54. [click link for full article] ...