Derivation of Molecular Targets of Cancer and Aging Using Cellular Immortalization-Specific Gene-Expression

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WSU faculty developed an approach to identify gene-expression changes in spontaneously immortalized human cell lines as compared to non-immortal cells. This approach led to the identification of molecular targets required for the long lifespan spontaneously acquired by cancer cells. These targets may provide a potential means to intervene in the process of aging or cancer development of a series of genes involved.

File Number: 02-612 

Disease: Cancer

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Joan Dunbar
Associate Vice President for Technology Commercialization
Wayne State University
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Sorin Draghici
Olga Studitskaia
Michael Tainsky
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