Published in Cancer Weekly, November 27th, 2001
The published studies were designed to answer two important questions in understanding the role of the mda-7 gene in skin cancer. First, how MDA-7 protein is regulated as tumors develop from benign moles to the full-blown skin cancer known as melanoma and, second, how overexpression of the mda-7 gene will affect melanoma cancer cell growth.
In the scientific publication, the researchers conclude that the MDA-7 protein is present in normal melanocytes (cells responsible for pigmentation in the skin) and early stages of...
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