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Mitotic centromere-associated kinase (MCAK/Kif2C) regulates cellular senescence in human primary cells through a p53-dependent pathway.
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PMID:  23098759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mitotic centromere-associated kinase (MCAK/Kif2C) plays a critical role in chromosome movement and segregation with ATP-dependent microtubule depolymerase activity. However, its role in cellular senescence remains unclear. MCAK/Kif2C expression decreased in human primary cells under replicative and premature senescence. MCAK/Kif2C down-regulation in young cells induced premature senescence. MCAK/Kif2C overexpression in old cells partially reversed cell senescence. Senescence phenotypes by MCAK/Kif2C knockdown were observed in p16-knockdown cells, but not in p53-knockdown cells. These results suggest that MCAK/Kif2C plays an important role in the regulation of cellular senescence through a p53-dependent pathway and might contribute to tissue/organism aging and protection of cellular transformation.
Mi-Ri Gwon; Jung Hee Cho; Jae-Ryong Kim
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEBS letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  FEBS Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0155157     Medline TA:  FEBS Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Aging-associated Vascular Disease Research Center, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, 705-717, Republic of Korea.
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