Gene may protect against inflammation, bowel cancer

11/25/2009 | BBC

U.K. researchers found that when they removed the GSTP gene from mice predisposed to cancer of the small intestine, it led to a 50fold increase in adenomas, or precancerous growths. They said the gene, known for shielding the body from harmful chemicals, also may protect the body from inflammation of the bowel, which can lead to cancer.

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