Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, August 9th, 2001
The study, conducted in breast and prostate cells grown in culture and in tumors formed from human breast cancer cells grafted into mice, suggests that human cancer cells are much more sensitive to disruptions in the telomerase enzyme than had been thought. The finding hints, the researchers say, at a possible new strategy for thwarting human cancers.
In humans, telomerase is inactive in most adult cells, and only active at...
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