K-State Cancer Research Center Biologist Studies When Good Cells Go Bad
Tuesday July 13, 2010
WHEN GOOD CELLS GO BAD: K-STATE SCIENTIST RESEARCHES CELLULAR STRUCTURE
While some biological research may not directly provide cures for major diseases, it can provide the scientific basis for research that might.
Work by Kansas State University’s Jeroen Roelofs is one such example.
Roelofs, assistant professor in K-State’s Division of Biology, studies a cellular structure called the proteasome, which is a large complex that degrades damaged or misfolded proteins. Removal of defective proteins is critical for normal cellular functions.