German Cancer Research Center Finds Fatty Acid to Enhance Anticancer Drug
5/7/2010 10:17:06 AM
EurekAlert! -- Chemical changes in the genetic material, known as epigenetic modifications, regulate the activity of many genes. Thus, attachment of methyl groups to DNA often inactivates important cellular growth brakes. Therefore, this process called methylation is believed to be a major cause of uncontrolled division of cancer cells. Specific enzymes, the DNA methyltransferases, are responsible for methylation.