Scientists have identified a gene unusual dual

geneU.S. universities have come to the conclusion that one of the genes contributing to the emergence of cancer, at the same time involved in the prevention of atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries.

This gene called Akt1. In recent years, it was shown that the enzyme of the same name, the synthesis of which he starts, protects cells with structural abnormalities of genetically programmed cell death – apoptosis. As a result, they continue to multiply, and in the end often undergo malignant transformation.
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