Study: Fusion protein could lead to "fix" for diseased cells

10/9/2006 | United Press International

Researchers identified a single protein that causes two or more cells to fuse into a larger cell with multiple nuclei, a discovery that could lead to repairing damaged cells. A joint U.S.-Israeli study suggests diseased cells in skeletal muscles, bone, placenta and other parts of the body may be fixed by fusing them with therapeutic cells.

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