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Study Of Key Enzyme Sheds New Light On Programmed Cell Death And May Lead To New Drugs For Reducing The Severity Of Stroke

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December 12, 2001
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Vanderbilt University
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Critical new data on a complex enzyme that lies at the crossroad between cell suicide and tumor suppression has opened a promising new front in the battle to find effective treatments for stroke and cancer. Scientists at Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University have determined the three-dimensional structure of a critical region of Death Associated Protein Kinase (DAPK) and created a quantitative assay capable of measuring its activity.

Critical new data on a complex enzyme that lies at the crossroad between cell suicide and tumor suppression has opened a promising new front in the battle to find effective treatments for stroke and cancer.


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Vanderbilt University. "Study Of Key Enzyme Sheds New Light On Programmed Cell Death And May Lead To New Drugs For Reducing The Severity Of Stroke." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 December 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011210164654.htm>.
Vanderbilt University. (2001, December 12). Study Of Key Enzyme Sheds New Light On Programmed Cell Death And May Lead To New Drugs For Reducing The Severity Of Stroke. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011210164654.htm
Vanderbilt University. "Study Of Key Enzyme Sheds New Light On Programmed Cell Death And May Lead To New Drugs For Reducing The Severity Of Stroke." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011210164654.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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