Biochemical Analysis Of Akt 3-Specific Signal Transduction

Grant number: 350299

Abstract

The Akt family of enzymes consists of 3 protein kinases (Akt 1,2 and 3) and has been shown to regulate many normal cellular processes such as cell proliferation, growth, survival and motility, as well as the growth of new blood vessels. All these processes are critical for cancers to grow. However, few studies have distinguished the roles of the individual family members. Our preliminary data revealed Akt3 is far more active than the other two forms. Furthermore, using our unique Akt3 specific antibody, we find Akt 3 protein and activity levels are high in rapidly proliferating ovarian cancer cell lines and in primary ovarian tumours. The aim of this proposal is to characterise the mode and ..

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