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WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/009813
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The disclosure provides a method of inhibiting proliferation of a cell, inhibiting m3C formation in a cell, inhibiting activity of Mettl8 in a cell, or activating ATM and p53 in a cell, the method comprising contacting the cell with a Mettl8 inhibitor. The disclosure also provides a composition comprising a cell with a reduced expression or activity of Mettl8. In another aspect, the disclosure provides methods of rendering a tumor cell sensitive to a cancer therapy.

FU, Xin-Yuan (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 7, 119077, SG)
LIU, Xinyu (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 7, 119077, SG)
XU, Lu Ang (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 7, 119077, SG)
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Publication Date:
January 31, 2019
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July 06, 2018
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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 7, 119077, SG)
International Classes:
C12N15/113; A61K31/7088; A61P35/00; C12N15/10
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KALANI, Ameen (Henry Goh Pte Ltd, 2 Venture Drive#15-21 Vision Exchange, Singapore 6, 117674, SG)
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