Two-faced gene: SIRT6 prevents some cancers but promotes sun-induced skin cancer

15 octubre 2014

SIRT6 -— a protein that inhibits the growth of liver and colon cancers -— can promote the development of skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases inflammation, proliferation and survival of sun-damaged skin cells. This suggests that SIRT6 could provide a useful target for cancer prevention.
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