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Links between melanoma and placenta growth identified

April 2014

Gravida Associate Investigator Dr Erin Macaulay was the lead author on a paper published in PLOS One. The paper titled ‘Retrotransposon Hypomethylation in Melanoma and Expression of a Placenta-Specific Gene’, looked at the hypomethylation of the placental-specific KCNH5 promoter which is frequently associated with KCNH5 expression in melanoma cells. The study was funded by Gravida and the University of Otago. The full paper is available here.

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