Cancer Project

Cancer Project

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  • Hi, my name is Angel Rivera
  • My name is Clay Hutcherson
  • my name is lucky sill 
  • Today we will explain and present the Tumor Suppress Gene and how cancer develops 
  • Tumor Suppressor Gene  
  •    When the tumor suppressor gene is mutated, it results in a loss or reduction in their function and liberates the cell from growth constraints and contributes to malignant transformation.
  • Tumor suppressor genes regulate cell division and replication. It can slow down cell division, repair damaged DNA, and take part in a process called apoptosis or programmed cell death. 
  • In the G2 phase, the cell continues to grow and the cell makes enough organelles and cytoplasm to divide.
  • In the S phase, the genetic material is copied, allowing there to be enough DNA to be split into two daughter cells
  • The cell cycle is an ordered sequence of events that occur in a cell in preparation for cell division. The cell cycle consists of four stages: G1, S, G2, and M. In the G1 phase, the cell carries out normal activities. The cell also makes new proteins and organelles as well as grow larger.
  • The Tumor suppressor cell cycle undergoes with the regular cell cycle, but there is a tumor protein that is added in the genes of the cell. 
  • This tumor protein is also known as p53; this p53 can repair and fix any damage genes.
  • In the M phase of cell division, mitosis and cytokinesis occur, dividing the cell's copied DNA and cytoplasm to make two new cells.
  • P53 can be also mutated by not being able to fix the damaged genes and perform apoptosis. If the p53 is mutated in a cell and continues to copy itself, then this will cause the appearance of cancer.
  • Old cells don’t die off and grow uncontrollably, creating more abnormal cells.
  • These cells can form a mass of tissue known as a tumor. Cancer cells can then break off of the tumor, travel through the blood or lymph system, and exit the vessels and create more tumors.
  • Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the human body. It is developed when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working as well as accumulated damage to genes. 
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