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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Epigenetics in Squamous Cell Carcinoma
It was thought the protein DNp63a regulated the common tumor suppressor gene p53. But that's not the case. DNp63A, working with a partner protein, silences anti-proliferative genes which normally keep a cell from dividing too much. With those genes silenced, cancer cells can proliferate.