Chemical suppression of an oncogenic splicing variant of AIMP2 induces tumour regression.

AIMP2 (aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-interacting multifunctional protein 2) is a potent tumour suppressor that induces apoptosis in response to various oncogenic signals. AIMP2-DX2, an exon2-deleted splicing variant of AIMP2, is up-regulated in lung cancer and competitively suppresses the pro-apoptotic activity of AIMP2, resulting in tumorigenesis. In the… CONTINUE READING