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Misregulated protein breakdown promotes leukemias and brain cancer

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) An enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of specific amino acids in food plays a key role in the development of leukemias and brain cancer, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now reported in Nature. The researchers have hence discovered a surprising link between energy metabolism and the so-called epigenetic code. The authors think that blocking this enzyme is a promising possibility to combat cancer.

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