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Dhaval D. Rana AP Biology October 22, 2009 Could Our Own Proteins Be Used to Help Us Fight Cancer? Citation: Srivastava, Pramod K. (2008). Could Our Own Proteins Be Used to Help Us Fight Cancer?. Scientific American. Retrieved October 22, 2009 from http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=new-jobs-for-ancient-chaperones Introduction: Protective heat chock proteins, which are present in every cell of the human body, have long been known to reduce stress. Newly discovered roles of these proteins in cancer and immunity make them possible to also fight cancer. This topic is important because cancer is a disease that does not have a cure yet and finding a cure for it would greatly help people that are suffering from this disease. This relates to our study of molecular biology as well as the macromolecule proteins. Comments: In 1962, someone at the Genetics Institute in Pavia, Italy, turned up the temperature in an incubator holding fruits flies. When Ferruccio Ritossa examined the cells of these “heat
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