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Chemists find new way to put the brakes on cancer
September 9, 2013
Researchers from the University of Southern California and New York University have developed a synthetic molecule, "protein domain mimetic." The molecular targets the interaction between two proteins, called transcription factor-coactivator complex, at the point where intracellular signaling cascade converges, resulting in an up-regulation of genes that promote tumor progression.
New York University
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