How one gene, protein suppresses tumor formation

Posted by on June 2, 2016 4:20 pm
Categories: health

Pten (short for phosphatase and tensin homolog) is a tumor suppressor that is defective in about 20-25 percent of all patients with cancers. Researchers now have discovered that Pten safeguards against tumor formation by keeping chromosome numbers intact when a cell splits into two daughter cells.

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