PerspectiveSignal Transduction

Protein Synthesis and Oncogenesis Meet Again

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Science  20 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5798, pp. 428-429
DOI: 10.1126/science.1134031

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A protein degradation process targets a factor that blocks protein synthesis and inhibits tumor growth. Enhanced degradation of this protein may provide a growth advantage to cancer cells.