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Protein protects lung cancer cells from efforts to fix or kill them
Date:2/28/2008

people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.

In the study, UF scientists performed a series of laboratory experiments on lung cancer cells in culture that illuminated the molecular chain of events that allows Bc12 to disrupt DNA repair.

Deng also plans to explore the possibility that nicotine-induced activation of Bc12 can be blocked to increase chemotherapys effectiveness.

This will probably help us in the future find ways to prevent tumors, said Deng, adding that the protein could be a target for drug development. We can target this mechanism and somehow find a way to prevent tumor formation.


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