Key Cancer-Fighting Gene’s Secret Weapons Revealed

Source: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Summary: The findings revealed that a special group of genes that function within the body’s normal DNA repair process were vital to the effectiveness of p53. This new information could help doctors to better identify patients with an increased risk of developing certain cancers.

P53 gene

Professor Andreas Strasser, associate professor Marco Herold and Dr. Ana Janic from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Credit: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

More Information: Ana Janic et al, “DNA repair processes are critical mediators of p53-dependent tumor suppression”, Nature Medicine(2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41591-018-0043-5

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