Link Between Follicular Lymphoma and Sestrin1 Gene Detected
B- lymphocytes (B cells) are a type of white blood cells that fight infections; however, in follicular lymphoma, the body synthesizes abnormal B cells. This type of cancer is known to be incurable and is found to affect more than 200,000 people worldwide. The genes associated with the development of this type of cancer had not been well established till now. In a recent study, though, a research team from EPFL has identified that the gene Sestrin1 is either absent or functions abnormally in patients with follicular lymphoma.
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