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UT Arlington research may unlock enzyme's role in disease
December 23, 2013
National Science Foundation-funded research at the University of Texas (UT) at Arlington on enzymes that regulate human biology has uncovered characteristics that could be used to identify a predisposition to conditions such as heart disease, diabetic ulcers and some types of cancer. The study was published in December in the American Chemical Society journal Biochemistry.
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