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Latest Sanford-Burnham Researchers Find Molecular Switch Stories

2012-02-03 09:16:18

Study identifies protein kinase C-epsilon as a molecular switch that determines tumor-promoting or -suppressing activity in skin cells The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that as many as one in 51 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma–the deadliest form of skin cancer–at some point during their lifetimes. A research team led by Ze'ev Ronai, Ph.D. at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) is working to unravel the molecular mechanisms...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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