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Transfer RNAs Have a Surprising Role in Breast Cancer Growth
A particular leucine-ferrying tRNA is more abundant in cancerous cells than healthy ones, and lowering its levels inhibits cancer growth, a study finds.
Transfer RNAs Have a Surprising Role in Breast Cancer Growth
Transfer RNAs Have a Surprising Role in Breast Cancer Growth

A particular leucine-ferrying tRNA is more abundant in cancerous cells than healthy ones, and lowering its levels inhibits cancer growth, a study finds.

A particular leucine-ferrying tRNA is more abundant in cancerous cells than healthy ones, and lowering its levels inhibits cancer growth, a study finds.

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