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Upside-down World: DNA Protecting Protein Helps Cancer Drug To Kill Cells, University of Basel Study


4/28/2009 6:52:42 AM

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ScienceDaily (Apr. 27, 2009) — Some DNA repair enzymes can become double-edged swords – If they work too slowly, they can block necessary cell maintenance and contribute to cell death. This could explain the somewhat mysterious success of the widely used cancer drug 5-Fluorouracil (5FU) and help clinicians to predict patient's response to chemotherapy, according to new findings from the University of Basel, Switzerland.


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