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The Role of Folate Deficiency in Leukemogenesis (1994)


The Role of Folate Deficiency in Leukemogenesis

Key words:

folate deficiency, leukemia

Research Institution:

Vanderbilt University




Mark J Koury

Project Description:

Based on the evidence that suggests that folate-deficient individuals have an increased chance for developing cancer, Dr. Koury investigated whether damage to the genes of the blood-forming cells during folate deficiency leads to the later development of malignant blood-forming cells, i.e. leukemia.

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