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Hyperactive Form of IRAK4 Protein Fuels Cancerous Cells

News   Apr 23, 2019 | Original story from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

 
Hyperactive Form of IRAK4 Protein Fuels Cancerous Cells

This image shows leukemia cells that scientists studied to identify potential treatment targets for a very aggressive form of the blood cancer, acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Researchers report in Nature Cell Biology they found a hyperactive form of a protein called IRAK4 that sends cells on a cancer-causing frenzy, which may hold a key to treating a subset of people with the disease. Credit: Cincinnati Children's

 
 
 

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