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Penn Researchers Identify Specific Genes and Cell Pathways as Key Players in the Rare Female Lung Disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Deleting the TSC2 gene in specific lung cells of mice led to the activation of the mTORC1 signalling pathway and pulmonary disease characteristics consistent with human LAM disease, particularly in female breeder mice. These mice without TSC2 also exhibited a dysfunctional WNT cellular signalling pathway, which is also tied to lung development and is activated in […]

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Cancer researchers collaborate, target DNA damage repair pathways for cancer therapy

Cancer therapies that target specific molecular defects arising from mutations in tumor cells are currently the focus of much anticancer drug development. However, due to the absence of good targets and to the genetic variation in tumors, platinum-based chemotherapies are still the mainstay in the treatment of many cancers, including those that have a mutated […]

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Cancer researchers collaborate, target DNA damage repair pathways for cancer therapy

Cancer therapies that target specific molecular defects arising from mutations in tumor cells are currently the focus of much anticancer drug development. However, due to the absence of good targets and to the genetic variation in tumors, platinum-based chemotherapies are still the mainstay in the treatment of many cancers, including those that have a mutated […]