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stemceller's Journal: 'Gateway' gene discovered for brain cancer

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Researchers have discovered that the same genetic regulator that triggers growth of stem cells during brain development also plays a central role in the development of the lethal brain cancer malignant glioma. In experiments on mice with such gliomas, they showed that knocking out the function of a particular regulatory protein, Olig2, almost completely eliminated tumor formation.
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'Gateway' gene discovered for brain cancer

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