A whole new study of cancer

by zsuperb1z on May 11, 2017 - 6:35pm

About cancer, everyone knows that this disease is about mutant cells and its spread through all body. However, there is an old research believes that there is another source can lead to cancer. It was called the epigenetic alteration. The study showed that "epigenetic changes – which don’t change the DNA sequence but how it is ‘read'." This issue does not change or mutate any gene in the DNA sequence, but it acts like a switch off to inactivate any particular gene; the gene is turned off  can affect to the function of other companies. Researchers also showed that epigenetic change involved with DNA methylation which effect to p16 gene in preventing cancer. This process can be reversed to fight cancer.

This article is publiced since 2014, but it is interested to me to know that not only mutant cells can cause cancer but the turn off of a gene alone can do the same. This open to a new hope for many patients diagnosed of cancer that there is another way to cure and prevent cancer.

https://www.bcm.edu/news/cancer/study-epigenetic-changes-can-drive-cancer

http://www.jci.org/articles/view/76507

 

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This is actually really neat because it opens up a whole new world in terms of treatment and prevention for a range of cancers! Like a molecule on a microvessel that can be injected into the body that targets the specific gene related to the cancer. Then it could be individualized to be more aggressive, hopefully fending off the cancer and any future cancers.

I though this was a really cool article because it actually pairs really well with another student's article. Epigenetic alteration or modification is based on biochemical interactions caused by negative and positive feedback mechanisms which manipulate the synthesis of amino acids and the resulting conformation of polypeptides. All of the previously mentioned can have a drastic affect on gene expression in translation. Smoking is a prime example of a particular cause of an altered feedback mechanism which can affect gene expression and cause loss of control of cell growth which can eventually lead to cancer formation. Perhaps one of the ways we can study certain cancers, is by looking towards factors like smoking to understand how these habits affect our DNA and if the alterated gene expression can be corrected to prevent the formation of cancer.

I have actually read about this before, and it was said that the disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. So, traditionally cancer has been seen as a genetic disease, is now being seen to have involved epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alteration. Important information, and good to know

I have actually read about this before, and it was said that the disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. So, traditionally cancer has been seen as a genetic disease, is now being seen to have involved epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alteration. Important information, and good to know

I have actually read about this before, and it was said that the disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. So, traditionally cancer has been seen as a genetic disease, is now being seen to have involved epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alteration. Important information, and good to know

I have actually read about this before, and it was said that the disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. So, traditionally cancer has been seen as a genetic disease, is now being seen to have involved epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alteration. Important information, and good to know

I have actually read about this before, and it was said that the disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. So, traditionally cancer has been seen as a genetic disease, is now being seen to have involved epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alteration. Important information, and good to know

I have actually read about this before, and it was said that the disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. So, traditionally cancer has been seen as a genetic disease, is now being seen to have involved epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alteration. Important information, and good to know

I have actually read about this before, and it was said that the disruption of epigenetic processes can lead to altered gene function and malignant cellular transformation. So, traditionally cancer has been seen as a genetic disease, is now being seen to have involved epigenetic abnormalities along with genetic alteration. Important information, and good to know

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