ACS.org:New insight into a protein linked to cancer and autism

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Found this cool article on the American Chemical Society website about links between autism and cancer that could one day lead to treatments for both. From the article on the ACS.org website:

“In recent years, scientists have found a surprising a connection between some people with autism and certain cancer patients: They have mutations in the same gene, one that codes for a protein critical for normal cellular health. Now scientists have reported in the ACS journal Biochemistry that the defects reduce the activity and stability of the protein. Their findings could someday help lead to new treatments for both sets of patients.”

Read more at: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2015/acs-presspac-march-4-2015/new-insight-into-a-fragile-protein-linked-to-cancer-and-autism.html

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