Researchers identify phosphorylation process vital to cancer growth

Posted by on February 14, 2017 5:05 pm
Categories: health

Scientists have identified a new mechanism that impacts tumor growth. The typical lack of oxygen in tumors doesn’t only stimulate proliferation, but also offsets the important role of the protein PHD2 as ‘cancer cell killer.’ A possible solution lies in blocking the enzyme PP2A/B55, which restores the function of PHD2 and consequently slows down cancer growth, say researchers.

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