Enzyme To ‘Clean Off’ Cancer Cells Identified

According to Science Daily, researchers have discovered an enzyme that has the ability to rid cells of a particular gene that is thought to be responsible of many different cancers.

It has been found by scientists Dr Jorg Hartkamp and Dr Stefan Roberts that a protease called HtrA2 has the ability to ‘clean’ an oncogene called WT1 from cells.

It is this oncogene that is found in blood cancers, as well as lung and breast cancers. This new research holds out hope for the treatment of cancers that involve high expression of WT1.