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The retinoblastoma family of proteins and their regulatory functions in the mammalian cell division cycle

Overview of attention for article published in Cell Division, January 2012
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 111)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)

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The retinoblastoma family of proteins and their regulatory functions in the mammalian cell division cycle
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Cell Division, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1747-1028-7-10
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Shauna A Henley, Frederick A Dick


The retinoblastoma (RB) family of proteins are found in organisms as distantly related as humans, plants, and insects. These proteins play a key role in regulating advancement of the cell division cycle from the G1 to S-phases. This is achieved through negative regulation of two important positive regulators of cell cycle entry, E2F transcription factors and cyclin dependent kinases. In growth arrested cells transcriptional activity by E2Fs is repressed by RB proteins. Stimulation of cell cycle entry by growth factor signaling leads to activation of cyclin dependent kinases. They in turn phosphorylate and inactivate the RB family proteins, leading to E2F activation and additional cyclin dependent kinase activity. This propels the cell cycle irreversibly forward leading to DNA synthesis. This review will focus on the basic biochemistry and cell biology governing the regulation and activity of mammalian RB family proteins in cell cycle control.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Serbia 1 <1%
Unknown 290 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 76 26%
Student > Bachelor 44 15%
Researcher 40 13%
Student > Master 38 13%
Other 16 5%
Other 49 16%
Unknown 35 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 102 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 96 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 2%
Chemistry 6 2%
Other 16 5%
Unknown 38 13%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2020.
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