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Mature cells also play role in initiating cancer

24 December 2017 | Written by La redazione

A new study has found that mature cells, as well as rapidly dividing stem cells, might play a role in the onset of cancer in the human body. A team of researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis observed mature cells displaying behavior more commonly associated with rapidly dividing stem cells. Even as they reverted back, they maintained the mutations that had developed over the course of their lifespan, which could increase the chances that these cells develop into precancerous lesions.

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