Protein that switches cancers from inflammation to proliferation identified
- 8 February 2016
Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Oxford University scientists researching PAD4, a protein that plays a role in the development of inflammatory diseases like arthritis and which is regularly found in cancers have uncovered the protein's role in cancer development. Their results are published online by the journal Science Advances.
Peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4) is an enzyme that plays a role in genetic expression – turning our genetic code into functional products in the body.