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Defective 'protein factory' behind aggressive form of leukemia
Dec 12, 2016
Scientists have identified a defect in the ribosome, the protein factory of the cell in 20 to 40 per cent of the patients with multiple myeloma - a type of leukemia.
These patients have a poorer prognosis than patients with intact ribosomes, the researchers said.
At the same time, they respond better to a drug that already exists, according to the new study by University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium....
Defective 'protein factory' behind aggressive form of leukemia - ET HealthWorld
Multiple myeloma (MM), also known as Kahler's disease, is a blood cancer whereby the plasma cells in the bone marrow start proliferating malignantly.