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Common mode of action likely in gene-activation molecules linked to cancers

 
  November, 17 2000 1:16
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Common mode of action likely in gene-activation molecules linked to cancers

Scientists have identified the structure of an important gene-activation molecule linked to cancers. Comparing the structures of several molecules with related function but dissimilar composition, they found unanticipated structural similarities. The findings suggest a common mechanism of action and raise the possibility of developing anti-cancer drugs based on structural insights.

National Institutes of Health

Contact:
Franklin Hoke
hoke@wistar.upenn.edu
215-898-3716
Wistar Institute


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