Divide or conquer
How Argonaut is switching E2F1 from growth to death pathway in cancer cells
Argonaut Therapeutics Ltd. is attacking cancer by inhibiting an epigenetic regulatory protein that controls a dual role for the E2F1 pathway. By inhibiting the PRMT5 enzyme, the company’s molecules flip the pathway from growth and proliferation to apoptosis.
CSO Nick La Thangue said E2F transcription factor 1 (E2F1) is rarely active in normal cells because it is bound to retinoblastoma protein,