Researchers revive guardian gene against cancer

01/24/2007 | Yahoo!

Researchers in two papers published in the journal Nature indicate they were able to restore the anti-cancer defense inherent in the p53 gene by using either gene therapy or RNA interference. The researchers used mice with established cancer and found that tumors greatly regressed when the p53 gene's normal function was restored and it was allowed to use its two defensive processes, apoptosis and senescence, against the cancer.

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