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The complex role of autophagy and cancer

Föstudagur, March 3, 2017 - 12:30
Nánari staðsetning: 
Stofa 131

Margret H. Ogmundsdottir is a young and rising researcher at the Biomedical center at the University of Iceland. She will present her work on understanding the molecular basis of autophagy.

Her talk is titled The complex role of autophagy and cancer

Autophagy is an intracellular degradation process which can be beneficial for cancer cells under challenging conditions. However, mouse studies suggest that autophagy may protect against tumor initiation, especially in the liver. Whether key autophagy genes also play a role in cancer initiation in humans has been unclear. The function of a key autophagy gene in this process will be discussed.

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