Scientists Find Way To Deactivate Most Common Cancer-Causing Protein | IFLScience

A team of researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered a mechanism to inhibit the cancer-causing activity of the protein most often responsible for the formation of tumors. Known as Ras, this protein serves to facilitate communication between cells by delivering signals from growth factor receptors on the outside of the cell to the DNA-containing nucleus. However, when these proteins become overactive, the messages they carry can become distorted, sometimes resulting in uncontrolled proliferation of cells and the subsequent development of tumors.

Source: Scientists Find Way To Deactivate Most Common Cancer-Causing Protein | IFLScience

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