Volume 95 Issue 3 | p. 4 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 16, 2017 | Web Date: January 13, 2017

Researchers solve a cancer conundrum

As cells turn cancerous, ribosome regulators force the cellular machines to preferentially produce cancer proteins
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: biological chemistry, cancer, ribosome, translation

Researchers studying cancer have often observed that as cells become malignant, they often produce fewer proteins overall, and those proteins getting translated don’t match the mRNA present in the cell. A team of researchers led by Elaine Fuchs and Ataman Sendoel at Rockefeller University report an answer to this conundrum.

The team found that skin squamous cell carcinomas—which are among the most common and life-threatening cancers worldwide—hijack the ribosome by forcing the . . .

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