Researchers at Kent State University and Kyoto University published work this week describing the genetic factors that help turn healthy cells into cancerous cells. The team’s work was published in Nature Nanotechnology.
“Traditionally, DNA has a 2-strand shape — the double helix — and its purpose is to code the proteins that form life,” co-author Hanbin Mao said in prepared remarks. “But recently, people have discovered that some DNA has 4 strands, and we call this the G-quadruplex. This is associated with the inhibition of cancer cells.”
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