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University of California - Davis

Unknotting mRNA to Promote Cancer

Caption: Protein elF4E binds to the cap region of messenger RNA. A new study from UC Davis shows that in cancer cells, it can also cause another protein, 4A to untangle mRNA allowing rapid translation into protein and promoting tumor cell growth.

Credit: Kateryna Feoktistova, UC Davis

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