Protein Kinases: Physiological Roles in Cell Signalling
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Woodgett, J. R. and Takahashi, M. 2006. Protein Kinases: Physiological Roles in Cell Signalling. eLS.
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Protein kinases play multiple roles in cells and act as the primary messenger enzymes that coordinate cellular responses to the environment. This article discusses the different roles this class of molecules play in regulating processes such as cell death and proliferation as well as the disease consequences of their dysregulation.
Keywords: protein phosphorylation; apoptosis; gene expression; transcription; disease