Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 29th, 2009
As the researchers report in the October 15 issue of PLoS ONE, the gene SYK and its protein product, Syk*, are crucial for prevention of breast cancer in the mice and human breast cells they studied. The research is the most definitive yet to demonstrate the beneficial function of Syk as a tumor suppressor, but Syk is better known for its negative role in ramping up activity of the immune system, leading to a cornucopia of immunological...
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