Tau and Cancer

canres_510x88_1Claudia from the group is an author on a paper just out in Cancer Research showing that mutations in the MAPT gene, which codes for the protein tau, can predispose to cancer. These mutations have long been known to cause dementia, so this is a fascinating insight into the underlying changes in biology shared by these very different diseases.

http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2018/05/19/0008-5472.CAN-17-3175

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