Karen Colley, PhD


Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

College of Medicine

Cancer Research/Clinical Interest

Biosynthesis of polysialic acid, an anti-adhesive glycan that is highly expressed on the surface of neuroblastomas, gliomas, small cell lung carcinomas, and Wilms tumor. It serves to promote the growth and invasiveness of these cancers.



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