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A defense protein that causes cancer A defense protein that causes cancer

- (Science Daily) - 1 years, 8 months ago...

Cancer is caused by the growth of an abnormal cell which harbours DNA mutations. A few years ago, scientists have identified an important mutagen which lies in our own cells: APOBEC, a protein that usually functions as protecting agent against viral infection. Today geneticist have deciphered how APOBEC takes advantage of a weakness in our DNA replication process to induce mutations in our genome....

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