A new Achilles’ heel of blood cancer
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(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Acute Myeloid Leukemia is an aggressive form of blood cancer. The diseased cells often carry mutated forms of a specific gene, which is known to function within large protein networks. Applying a combination of proteomic and genomic screens, researchers at CeMM and LBI-CR identified a protein crucial for the survival of the cancer cells. When this protein is lost, AML cells stop growing and accumulate DNA damage, which makes them more sensitive to anti-cancer drugs.

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