Epigenetics

The genome provides instructions for synthesis of proteins and non-coding RNAs.1 The epigenome provides further instructions on where to express a protein or RNA as well as how much of each to synthesize.1-3 Dysregulation of the epigenome in cancer cells may lead to aberrant gene expression of oncogenes and decreased expression of tumor suppressor genes.1-3

Celgene is developing a diverse array of therapeutics to target all major components of the cancer epigenome.

Modifying Epigenetic Regulation in Cancer Treatment

References

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  2. Tarakhovsky A. Nat Immunol. 2010;11:565-568.
  3. Roy DM, Walsh LA, Chan TA. Protein Cell. 2014;5:265-296.