Researchers at UC, San Diego found the function of a key protein involved in the cell cycle, the process by which a cell duplicates all its genes and divides. The protein is critical to the assembly of the membrane around the cell's nucleus. A fundamental understanding of the cell cycle is integral to advancing all cell-based therapies.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: April 17, 2007
CIRM funding: Youngjun Kim (T1-00003)
Related Information: UCSD Stem Cell Initiative