Keele research group's work published in prestigious journal

Posted on 19 January 2015

gwilliams Work from the Apoptosis Research Group has recently been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

The research work by Dr Mark Picard, Dr Mirna Mourtade-Maarabouni and Professor Gwyn Williams, has been carried out with collaborators at Emory University, Atlanta, and at other universities in the USA.

The paper describes detailed analysis of GAS5, a non-coding RNA that is dysregulated in breast cancer and many other cancers, and goes some way to defining the molecular mechanisms by which GAS5 controls cell survival and proliferation, as first described by the Keele group.

The work was funded by grants from the Breast Cancer Campaign, Prostrate Cancer UK and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.