Sumoylation: Protein Modifications in Cancer Progression


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According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, with an estimated 40,000 deaths from breast cancer in 2017 alone.

“Cancer is so complicated,” said Samaneh Karami, a Ph.D. student in cell and molecular biology at the University of Houston’s Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling. For her research, she studies the cellular processes involved in breast cancer progression. “I wanted to be involved in helping understand cancer.”