Understanding how a steroid-metabolizing enzyme binds to its substrates may aid in designing drugs to treat sexual dysfunction as well as prostate cancer.
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A recent study suggests that blocking the MYC protein could be “unexpectedly effective” in treating malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) is one of the most aggressive and lethal childhood cancers.
A precise understanding of how the enzyme topoisomerase II cuts DNA could lead to better anti-cancer therapies.
A recent study found that renal cell carcinoma cells with mutations in an enzyme-encoding gene, SETD2, were sensitive to a drug that inhibits the enzyme PI3K-beta.
Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a new DNA repair pathway that guards against genomic mutations. Their findings were published recently in the journal Cell.
Changes in enzymes involved in lysophospholipid signaling can activate a pathway implicated in development of cancer, a recent study suggests.
Vanderbilt researchers have linked a specific form of programmed cell death to myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of bone marrow failure.
Vanderbilt scientists have identified 593 proteins that are enriched at sites of DNA duplication and chromatin packaging of newly synthesized DNA.
A recent study shows that a component of the DNA primase enzyme acts as a reversible on/off switch for DNA binding and represents a fundamentally new method of communication between DNA-processing enzymes.
Vanderbilt chemists have been awarded $7.2 million over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute to lead an initiative to better understand how a combination chemotherapy for breast cancer targets DNA.