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(Medical University of South Carolina) Cell growth is tightly controlled; however, cancer cells overcome the normal growth controls and proliferate uncontrollably. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina examined the molecular details underlying the interaction of ceramide, a lipid that plays a critical role in several signaling pathways, with a protein complex involved in modulating cell growth. They showed that ceramide and a similar compound, fingolimod, disrupt the interaction of SET with PP2A to repress cell growth.NEXT ARTICLE
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Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...