Cyclins and cell cycle control in cancer and disease.

TitleCyclins and cell cycle control in cancer and disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCasimiro MC, Crosariol M, Loro E, Li Z, Pestell RG
JournalGenes & cancer
Date Published2012 Nov

Cyclin D1 overexpression is found in more than 50% of human breast cancers and causes mammary cancer in transgenic mice. Dysregulation of cyclin D1 gene expression or function contributes to the loss of normal cell cycle control during tumorigenesis. Recent studies have demonstrated that cyclin D1 conducts additional specific functions to regulate gene expression in the context of local chromatin, promote cellular migration, and promote chromosomal instability. It is anticipated that these additional functions contribute to the pathology associated with dysregulated cyclin D1 abundance. This article discusses evidence that examines the functional roles that cyclin D1 may play in cancer with an emphasis on other cyclin family members that also may contribute to cancer and disease in a similar fashion.

Alternate JournalGenes Cancer