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Blocking Ran protein reverses resistance of lung and breast cancers

(University of Bradford) Researchers at the University of Bradford (UK) have discovered a way to prevent chemotherapy resistance in lung cancer by blocking a protein found in cancer cells.Suppressing this protein, called Ran-GTP, also causes cancer cells already resistant to the first-line chemotherapy treatment, gefitinib, to become re-sensitized to the drug.
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