OSU Researchers Discover Genetic Function That Could Fight Cancer

Dated: February 3 2014

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Oregon State University researchers have discovered a genetic function that helps one of the most important “tumor suppressor” genes do its job and prevent cancer.

Finding ways to maintain or increase the effectiveness of the gene could offer an important new avenue for cancer therapies, researchers said. The “Grasp” gene was studied in the skin of mice, but is present at the highest levels in the brain, heart and lungs.

It appears to play a fundamental role in the operation of the p53 tumor suppressor gene, a focus of much modern cancer research, OSU announced. The p53 gene is involved in the repair of DNA damage and even causing a mutated cell to die before it can cause further problems, including cancer.

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