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Sci. STKE, 28 May 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 134, p. re7
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2002.134.re7]

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Paradigms of Growth Control: Relation to Cdk Activation

Nancy Olashaw and W. J. Pledger*

Molecular Oncology Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.

Gloss: Early work on control of cell proliferation showed that, at least for certain cell types, two sorts of growth factors are required to cause cells to proliferate. So-called "competence factors" are needed to allow appropriate cellular response to other mitogens known as "progression factors." Olashaw and Pledger discuss the molecular basis for this phenomenon and how competence and progression factors regulate the biochemical signaling systems that regulate progression of cells through G0 and G1 phases of the cell cycle.

*Corresponding author. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. E-mail: pledgerw{at}moffitt.usf.edu

Citation: N. Olashaw, W. J. Pledger, Paradigms of Growth Control: Relation to Cdk Activation. Sci. STKE 2002, re7 (2002).


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