Multiple Myeloma gene- what causes it?



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Wings2291

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I am a senior in high school in an advanced placement biology class and we have been assigned to
find a gene and learn about the proteins it makes and what it does. I have chosen the cancer
multiple myeloma because my grandpa has it and i wanted to learn more about it. The problem is i
don't really know what gene causes it, what protein it makes, or how many base pairs it has. If
anyone knows anything about this it would be a great help. Thank you!
 
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Larry

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Wings,

No one knows for sure. There have been several genes identified as causal for MM, and not all have
been identified. You can find some interesting papers at http://myeloma.med.cornell.edu/. Also,
try a search at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=search&db=PubMed on "Myeloma"
and "gene".

Larry

Wings2291 wrote:
> I am a senior in high school in an advanced placement biology class and we have been assigned to
> find a gene and learn about the proteins it makes and what it does. I have chosen the cancer
> multiple myeloma because my grandpa has it and i wanted to learn more about it. The problem is i
> don't really know what gene causes it, what protein it makes, or how many base pairs it has. If
> anyone knows anything about this it would be a great help. Thank you!