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2013-11-04 16:21:59

Tumors become highly malignant when they acquire the ability to colonize other tissues and form metastases. LMU researchers have identified a factor that promotes metastasis of colon tumors – and presents a possible target for therapy. The protein c-MYC is referred to as a master regulator because it controls the activity of hundreds of genes, including many that drive cell growth and cell proliferation. Genetic changes that perturb its own regulation therefore have serious consequences...

2011-12-21 14:18:57

A vicious circle that promotes cell proliferation Cancer cells are essentially immortal. The acquisition of an unlimited capacity to divide — the process of immortalization - is a central event in the genesis of tumors. Normally, cells are subject to stringent mechanisms which control their proliferation. Together these ensure that pre-malignant cells are induced to enter a senescent, non-dividing state or to undergo apoptosis, i.e. commit suicide. A research team led by Professor...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.