Thursday, 5 February 2015

An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop cancer

Date:
February 4, 2015

Source:
University of Rochester

Summary:
A protein newly found in the naked mole rat may help explain its unique ability to ward off cancer. The protein is associated with a locus that is also found in humans and mice. It's the job of that locus to encode several cancer-fighting proteins. The locus found in naked mole rats encodes a total of four cancer-fighting proteins, while the human and mouse version encodes only three.


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