Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, April 14th, 2005
According to a study from Japan, "The p53 family regulates cell- cycle arrest, triggers apoptosis or is involved in repair of DNA damage. In the present study, we analyzed the expression of some p53 family proteins and their responses to chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in cases of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).
"We immunohistochemically investigated the relationship between p53, p53R2, and p21 expression in biopsy specimens of untreated primary tumors and their clinical and histological responses to CRT in 62 patients...
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