Michael Salinas, graduate student in the Nutrition and Food Science department and member of Chapkin lab received top honors for his poster presentation at the Microscopy and Imaging Center open house held on Friday, October 5, 2018.
The Symposium, which highlighted research conducted by Texas A&M postdoctoral researchers, took place on Sept. 19, at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. Twenty-two postdoctoral researchers from Texas A&M gave flash talks while 20 delivered poster presentations.
Fuentes, was awarded 2nd place for his poster presentation titled,
“Long chain n-3 fatty acids attenuate oncogenic KRas-driven proliferation by altering plasma membrane nanoscale proteolipid composition.”
The Grant Review Panel strives to short-list proposals that are most relevant, innovative, and impactful. Only the strongest applications that offer the greatest potential to deliver new progress in the prevention of cancer, and improve outcomes through lifestyle modifications, will be funded to pursue their research. The process is highly competitive and rigorous. The Chair of Grant Panel, Dr. Robert Chapkin (Texas A&M University) talks here about the panel and its mission: Click Here
Long-Chain n-3 Fatty Acids Attenuate Oncogenic KRas-Driven Proliferation by Altering Plasma Membrane Nanoscale Proteolipid Composition
Natividad R. Fuentes1,2, Mohamed Mlih3, Rola Barhoumi4, Yang-Yi Fan1, Paul Hardin5, Trevor J. Steele6, Spencer Behmer6, Ian A. Prior7,
Jason Karpac3, and Robert S. Chapkin1,8
Ras signaling originates from transient nanoscale compartmentalized regions of the plasma membrane composed of specific proteins and lipids. The highly specific lipid composition of these nanodomains, termed nanoclusters, facilitates effector recruitment and therefore influences signal transduction. This suggests that Ras nanocluster proteolipid composition could represent a novel target for future chemoprevention interventions. Read More….
Dr. Chapkin talks with cancerNetwork, home of the journal ONCOLOGY.
“We have become very familiar with reports in the media comparing the health effects of Western diets, typically heavy in animal fats and proteins, with Asian and Mediterranean diets, which include more fish and place greater emphasis on consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. There is a growing body of evidence that bioactive molecules derived from pesco-vegetarian meals offer better protection against colorectal cancer than meat-based diets.” Read More…..