Hey, is anyone conducting bio research? I myself am doing some research on prostate cancer -- trying to demonstrate FAS as a metabolic oncogene. Please tell me about your projects and I think we can learn from one another. Currently we are using transgenic mice in hopes to see a positive phenotype. FAS is mostly responsible for synthesizing phospholipids but also short fatty acids in general. The hypothesis is that in cancer, the proliferating cells require more phosopholipid synthesis for their membranes and therefore there is overexpression of fatty acid synthase (FAS) in prostate cancer.