Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Protein Kinases

Edited by Gabriela Da Silva Xavier, ISBN 978-953-51-0640-1, 494 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published June 05, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2334

Proteins are the work horses of the cell. As regulators of protein function, protein kinases are involved in the control of cellular functions via intricate signalling pathways, allowing for fine tuning of physiological functions. This book is a collaborative effort, with contribution from experts in their respective fields, reflecting the spirit of collaboration - across disciplines and borders - that exists in modern science. Here, we review the existing literature and, on occasions, provide novel data on the function of protein kinases in various systems. We also discuss the implications of these findings in the context of disease, treatment, and drug development.