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Mol Cell Biochem. 2011 Nov;357(1-2):39-45. doi: 10.1007/s11010-011-0873-7. Epub 2011 May 27.

Research progress on Livin protein: an inhibitor of apoptosis.

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  • 1Key Laboratory of Aquatic Genetic Resources and Utilization, Shanghai Ocean University, 201306 Shanghai, China.


Livin is a member of the inhibitors of apoptosis (IAP) family, which plays crucial roles in apoptosis, cell proliferation, and cell cycle control. Abnormal Livin expression is sometimes detected during the process of cancer formation and/or progression. Thus, Livin research may provide an opportunity for the development of potential therapy for Livin-relevant cancers. In this review, we introduce Livin structure, biological function, and its role in cancer formation and progression and the possible interventions for cancer therapy.

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