AKT regulation of growth and proliferation

Grant number: 509087 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010



Ribosome synthesis and function is critical for normal cell growth and division and hence this process is exquisitely regulated. Conversely, de-regulated cell growth can lead to cancer. We have identified new roles for the AKT and SGK families of kinases in controlling this process. This proposal aims to establish the mechanisms by which these enzymes control ribosome synthesis to better understand growth control and to provide insight for targeting these pathways in growth driven cancers.

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