Common mechanisms of onset of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

  title={Common mechanisms of onset of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.},
  author={Hiroyoshi Ariga},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  volume={38 6},
Onset of cancer and neurodegenerative disease occurs by abnormal cell growth and neuronal cell death, respectively, and the number of patients with both diseases has been increasing in parallel with an increase in mean lifetime, especially in developed countries. Although both diseases are sporadic, about 10% of the diseases are genetically inherited, and analyses of such familial forms of gene products have contributed to an understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the onset and… CONTINUE READING
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