Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Semin Cancer Biol. 1995 Apr;6(2):83-90.

The retinoblastoma protein and its relatives.

Author information

  • 1Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., Canada.


The retinoblastoma tumor suppressor gene is inactivated in retinoblastomas and a variety of other tumor types. In addition, it is one of several cellular proteins targeted by the transforming proteins of the small DNA tumor viruses. At least two other cellular proteins that are targeted by the viral transforming proteins are structurally and functionally related to the protein encoded by the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor gene. Recent data has described a complex series of interactions with cyclins, kinases and transcription factors. It is presumably through these interactions that the retinoblastoma-related proteins exert their effects on cellular proliferation.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk