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Feb 6, 2006

Proteins That Work With Estrogen To Promote Breast Cancer

Proteins That Work With Estrogen To Promote Breast Cancer
Some new proteins may work in partnership with estrogen to promote breast cancer. Researchers have identified a group of proteins that may work in partnership with estrogen to increase the risk of breast cancer. One such protein known as c-MYC is known to be associated with increased risk of cancer. However this is the first time a protein is the shown to interact with estrogen to increase the risk of breast cancer.

The study was conducted by researchers from Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. They are trying to answer the puzzling question of how estrogen can turn on some genes and turn off others during cancer progression.

Researchers, Ramana V. Davuluri and colleagues have found that estrogen may interact with seven different partner proteins to increase the risk of breast cancer. These new findings could lead to development of potential new drug targets and may now open the doors for new tests to identify breast-cancer patients with tumors that are likely to become resistant to hormonal therapies such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors.

This new research is published in the recent issue of the journal Molecular Cell.

This study stands out of the crowd, because of the fact that the study used microarray technology and mathematical modeling to predict which cell proteins work with estrogen to contribute to breast cancer development, and then used more traditional experimental biology to verify one of the predictions.

Sherin      



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Breast cancer
Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

Breast Cancer Blog: Proteins That Work With Estrogen To Promote Breast Cancer

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