Mechanosensing in the media

IBEC researchers led by Pere Roca-Cusachs and Xavier Trepat appears in the media for a study that opens doors for new research into cancer therapies and diagnostics.

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By optimising and combining these constructs appropriately, the groups of Pere Roca-Cusachs and Xavier Trepat at IBEC aim to develop light-emitting sensors that measure nuclear mechanosensing by monitoring their nuclear localisation. This is part of an ambitious project funded by the CaixaResearch Health Call of “la Caixa” Foundation.

When tumour cells invade the organs and metastasis occurs, for instance, they generate physical forces that are transmitted all the way to the cell nucleus. These forces drastically affect gene expression and drive the progression of the disease.

Pere Roca-Cusachs

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