Keratins and protein synthesis: The plot thickens

Juliane C. Kellner, Pierre A. Coulombe

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In addition to protecting epithelial cells from mechanical stress, keratins regulate cytoarchitecture, cell growth, proliferation, apoptosis, and organelle transport. In this issue, Vijayaraj et al. (2009. J. Cell Biol. doi:10.1083/ jcb.200906094) expand our understanding of how keratin proteins participate in the regulation of protein synthesis through their analysis of mice lacking the entire type II keratin gene cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 19 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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