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Tumor Suppressor P53 Prevents Cancer Progression In Cells With Missegregated Chromosomes, Dartmouth Medical School Study



2/1/2010 7:39:41 AM

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EurekAlert! -- Cells missegregate a chromosome approximately once every hundred divisions. But don't be too alarmed: new research in the Journal of Cell Biology shows that the tumor suppressor p53 limits the growth of cells with incorrect numbers of chromosomes and prevents their progression toward cancer. The study appears online February 1 (www.jcb.org).

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