cyclin
noun Date: 1983 any of a group of proteins active in controlling the cell cycle and in initiating DNA synthesis

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  • Cyclin — Cyclins are a family of proteins that control the progression of cells through the cell cycle by activating cyclin dependent kinase (Cdk) enzymes.[1] Contents 1 Function 2 Domain structure 3 …   Wikipedia

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  • cyclin — Proteins (A and B forms known) whose levels in a cell varies markedly during the cell cycle, rising steadily until mitosis, then falling abruptly to zero. As cyclins reach a threshold level, they are thought to drive cells into G2 phase and thus… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • cyclin — cy·clin sī klən, sik lən n any of a group of proteins active in controlling the cell cycle and in initiating DNA synthesis * * * cy·clin (siґklin) any of a diverse group of proteins, ranging in size from 35 kD to 90 kD and having a similar core… …   Medical dictionary

  • cyclin — cy·clin (sīʹklĭn) n. A class of proteins that fluctuate in concentration at specific points during the cell cycle and that regulate the cycle by binding to a kinase. * * * …   Universalium

  • cyclin — noun Any of a group of proteins whose presence in a cell varies through its cycle, and that regulates this cycle by forming a complex with kinase …   Wiktionary

  • -cyclin — cy|c|lin [verselbstständigt aus ↑ Tetracyclin] Grundwort in den Freinamen von Antibiotika des Tetracyclintyps …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cyclin — [ sʌɪklɪn] noun Biochemistry any of a group of proteins which are involved in regulating cell division …   English new terms dictionary

  • cyclin — cy·clin …   English syllables

  • cyclin — ˈsīklə̇n, ˈsi noun ( s) Etymology: cycle (I) + in : any of a group of proteins active in controlling the cell cycle and in initiating DNA synthesis …   Useful english dictionary

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