Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rak gene helps protect PTEN tumor suppressor

News release: Gene Prevents Destruction of Tumor Suppressor in Breast Cancer, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, April 6, 2009. Excerpt from the end of the release:
"Recently, we found that Rak can prevent spontaneous DNA damage and has a critical role in suppressing cancer stem cells," he [Shiaw-Yih Lin] said. "So, we will expand our research efforts toward determining how Rak helps to maintain genomic integrity."
Other versions of this news release: Rak gene helps protect tumor suppressor in breast cancer, News-Medical.Net, April 7, 2009; Gene Helps Protect Tumor Suppressor In Breast Cancer, ScienceDaily, April 6, 2009.

The news releases are based on this article: Rak functions as a tumor suppressor by regulating PTEN protein stability and function by Eun-Kyoung Yim and 10 co-authors, including Shiaw-Yih Lin, Cancer Cell 2009(Apr 7); 15(4): 304-14 [PubMed Citation][Full text].

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