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DNA repair

Cyclin D1 multitasks

Cyclin D1 is one of the drivers of the cell cycle, and its deregulation may promote the development of tumours. Surprisingly, this protein also mediates the repair of damaged DNA, a mechanism that commonly prevents cancer. See Letter p.230

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Figure 1: Dual role of cyclin D1.


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Bartek, J., Lukas, J. Cyclin D1 multitasks. Nature 474, 171–172 (2011).

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