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Combining Drugs May Improve Ovarian Cancer Survival

An additional histone deacetylase inhibitor helped to activate previously silenced genes

The researchers also tried exposing cells to a chemical known as histone deacetylase inhibitor. This treatment helps DNA uncoil from histone spools, allowing for activation of genes that were previously silenced. However, it appeared that pre-treatment with this substance didn't affect animal ascites or immune response.