Modifications to protein RUNX3 may promote cancer growth

A modification called phosphorylation made to a protein called RUNX3 may promote cancer progression by allowing cell division, scientists have discovered. The phosphorylation, or the addition of a phosphate group to a molecule, is carried out by an enzyme called Aurora Kinase, which has been observed to be present in unusually high levels in some cancers. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)