Protein discovery helps fight disease
Shanghai scientists have figured out the structure and regulatory mechanism of a protein family in the human body highly associated with multiple genetic diseases and cancers, which may bring about breakthroughs in medicine.
The discovery, made after years of study by the National Center for Protein Science, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, a branch of the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was published on the website of the UKbased journal Nature.
The MLL family of proteins plays a crucial role in the proliferation, growth and development of cells, and their mutation can trigger the improper operation of cells and cause diseases.
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