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A Genetic Catch-22 Promotes and Prevents Liver Cancer, University of Southern California Study



8/7/2013 7:09:21 AM

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Can the same gene prevent and promote cancer? When it comes to liver cancer, the gene that codes for P53, a protein found in humans and many other animals, involves this catch-22.In a pair of articles published in Oncogene and the Journal of Hepatology, USC faculty member Qi-Long Ying and a team of researchers revealed that P53 can both help and harm a liver exposed to carcinogenic chemicals.

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