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Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target For Lung Cancer

by VR Sreeraman on  April 2, 2011 at 6:58 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a new therapeutic target for lung cancer.

It was found that a variant of the protein AIMP2 is highly expressed in lung cancer cells and also that patients demonstrating high expression of this variant showed lower survival.
 Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target For Lung Cancer
Researchers Identify New Therapeutic Target For Lung Cancer
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AIMP2-DX2 compromises the tumor-suppressing activity of AIMP2 by competitively binding to p53.

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It was also shown that suppression of AIMP2-DX2 slowed tumor growth, suggesting that this could be an exciting new therapeutic target.

The findings could create an opportunity to develop new innovative cancer drugs, as well as presenting a new target that could also be applied to other cancers.

The study has been published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.

Source: ANI
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