Researchers link altered sleep-wake protein to cancer development

December 4, 2014 4:09 PM

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Researchers link altered sleep-wake protein to cancer development

Lead author Tetsuya Gotoh, of the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and colleagues found that a protein that regulates our sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects against cancer development.

As such, when our circadian rhythm is altered, so is the function of its regulating protein - called human period 2 (hPer2) - which may lead to cancer.

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