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Mutations in a gene that impacts immune function increase susceptibility to prostate cancer

A team of researchers led by Janet Stanford, Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has discovered that mutations in the gene BTNL2, which encodes a protein involved in regulating T-cell proliferation and cytokine production — both of which impact immune function — increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/fhc…

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