protein kinase

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protein kinase

n.
Any of a group of kinases that phosphorylate the amino acids serine, threonine, and tyrosine in certain proteins, that regulate essential aspects of cell growth and movement, and that can cause cancer and other diseases when dysfunctional.
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SEL120 is an ATP-competitive and selective inhibitor of CDK8 and a closely related serine kinase, CDK19.
The molecular connection between insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism remained enigmatic until these 2 cardinal features of PCOS were elegantly unified by the discovery of a mutant serine kinase that hyperphosphorylates P450c17 and the insulin receptor [beta]-chain (3).
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