Rb function in cell-cycle regulation and apoptosis

J. William Harbour, Douglas C. Dean

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Abstract

Loss of cell-cycle control is a hallmark of neoplastic cells. One regulator of the critical G1 to S-phase transition in the cell cycle is the retinoblastoma tumour suppressor protein Rb, which interacts with the E2F family of cell-cycle transcription factors to repress gene transcription required for this transition. Through its interaction with E2F, Rb also regulates genes that control apoptosis. Here we review the roles of Rb in regulating the cell cycle and apoptosis and discuss recent results linking these Rb functions to chromatin-remodelling enzymes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNature Cell Biology
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Cell Cycle
Apoptosis
Tumor Suppressor Proteins
Retinoblastoma Protein
Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly
Phase Transition
Cell Cycle Checkpoints
S Phase
Genes
Transcription Factors
Enzymes

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  • Cell Biology

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Rb function in cell-cycle regulation and apoptosis. / William Harbour, J.; Dean, Douglas C.

In: Nature Cell Biology, Vol. 2, No. 4, 07.11.2000.

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