Cancer-related protein identified

Researchers have revealed a ground-breaking new molecular structure formed by two human proteins involved in turning genes on and off in cancer.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, reveals a tight embrace between the proteins NONO and PSPC1 that explains for the first time how they work together inside cancer cells.

The studies, which were carried out at the Australian Synchrotron and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, explain not only how the proteins can act together but also where in the cell they act.

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