Missing Protein Responsible for Lung Cancer.

Pran Datta and colleagues at Vanderbilt University discovered that the loss of a single protein molecule called Transforming Growth Factor-b (TGF-b) may be responsible for 75% of all lung cancers.

"We've established for the first time that these important molecules are either missing or that their action is reduced in three quarters of all cases of lung cancer.

"When we restored the molecules in lung cancer cells in mice they reduced the ability of the cells to grow as tumours."


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