The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control is an account of the mechanisms that control cell division, beginning with a description of the phases and main events of the cell cycle and the main model organisms in cell-cycle analysis. Later chapters focus on the molecules and mechanism of the cell-cycle control system, including the cyclin-dependent kinase family of protein kinases, the cyclins that activate them and the signaling molecules that regulate them, and discuss cell-cycle control in development and the failure of controls in cancer.

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James E. Ferrell Jr., Current Biology. open pdf

Christina Karlsson Rosenthal, Nature Cell Biology. open pdf

Torsten Krude, BioEssays. open pdf

Mignon A. Keaton, Cell Division. open pdf



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