Breast Cancer Linked to Circadian Clock

May 9, 2018


Researchers at Texas A&M University have identified a gene that may have an impact on breast cancer; associated with the body’s circadian rhythm. 

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) professor Weston Porter and his team have found that Period 2 (Per2), a regulatory mechanism within each cell’s peripheral clock, plays a crucial function in mammalian mammary gland development and that when suppressed, Per2 leads to severely disrupted gland development in mice.

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