The Influence of Flightless I: Regeneration versus Wound Healing

    María I. Morasso
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    TLDR Blocking RANK signaling might help treat metastatic melanoma, but more research is needed.
    The document from April 1, 2011, discusses the role of RANK-mediated signaling in metastatic melanoma and the potential of inhibiting this pathway as a treatment strategy. It references a study by Kupas et al. (2011) that indicates RANK signaling might be involved in melanoma cell metastasis, suggesting the need for further preclinical models to test this theory. The document also mentions current melanoma treatments, such as anti-CTLA-4 antibodies and mutated BRAF inhibitors, but points out their limitations. It emphasizes the necessity for additional research to fully understand the role of RANK expression in human melanoma cells and to discover more therapeutic targets for the disease.
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