Tag: "silences" at medical news
Drug Strategy Makes Cancer Genes Get Lost in Translation
...a result, the molecule, called 4EGI-1, effectively silences
oncogenes, which have links to cancer. They also found evidence that the small molecule inhibitor exhibits activity against multiple cancer cell lines, including lung and blood cancer cells. While cancer-promoting proteins may be lost as a result o...
Molecular Therapy Holds Promise in the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
...in called SOD1, and the antisense drug effectively silences
the gene that codes for this mutant protein – found in the cells of patients with inherited forms of ALS. In this disease, selective killing of spinal cord "motor neurons" occurs. Motor neurons are long and complex nerve cells that control voluntary...