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Author of the paper, Prabodh Chander Sharma, scientist from DPSRU, New Delhi said that the naturally derived microbial toxins as a therapy against cancer cells are a promising new dimension. These microbial toxins have diverse mechanisms of action. Before joining DPSRU, Dr Prabodh has served KU for more than 13 years.
Jitender Kumar Bhardwaj another scientist from KU and co-author of the paper informed that these agents act on different bio targets such as inhibition of protein synthesis, reduction in cell growth, regulation of cell cycle and many cellular processes.
Prof Vijay K Thakur from University of Edinburgh, UK said that this therapy is getting popularized as a very promising therapy. The paper has contributors from several institutes in India such as University of Jammu, RCPIPER, Maharashtra and UK.
Prof Ramesh K Goyal, vice-chancellor (VC) of DPSRU, New Delhi and an author of this prestigious paper emphasized that microbial toxins and their metabolites appear to have a great potential to provide a promising option for the treatment and management to combat cancer. According to him, the primary challenge concerning effective cancer treatment is to securely deliver the microbial toxin to target cancer cells.
Prof Pawan K Sharma, dean, research and development, KU emphasized that such outstanding publications not only reflect the intellectual competence of the authors but also adds value to the prestige of the affiliating Institute and University as well.
Prof Som Nath Sachdeva, VC KU has admired the team of authors and said that publishing such an outstanding work is a matter of great pride for our University and the scientific community of the country. He added that the publication will help in enhancing the research environment at the Universities and will be helpful in establishing more fruitful scientific collaborations in future research endeavors.
Sanjeev Sharma, registrar KU congratulated the authors for this accomplishment.