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9/22 Leukaemia Care metal water bottle

9/22 Leukaemia Care metal water bottle

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Show your support for Leukaemia Care with these fantastic metal water bottles complete with Leukaemia Care logo. 

Each bottle will hold 650ml - perfect for when you are out and about. 

BPA-free. Made from aluminium and PP plastic.

Hand wash only. Leak-proof. The design of this bottle will not sustain being washed in the dishwasher. 

Why 9/22? 

Most cases of CML start during cell division, when DNA is "swapped" between chromosomes 9 and 22. Part of chromosome 9 goes to 22 and part of 22 goes to 9. The swapping of DNA between the chromosomes leads to the formation of a new gene (an oncogene) called BCR-ABL. This gene then produces the BCR-ABL protein, which is the type of protein called a tyrosine kinase. This protein causes CML cells to grow and divide out of control.

The logo, which is found on the right side of the chest of this design, is the representation of chromosomes 9 and 22 - a very subtle way of acknowledging CML. 


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