The role of 80K/MARCKS, a specific substrate of protein kinase C, in cell growth and tumour progression
Brooks, G. (1994) The role of 80K/MARCKS, a specific substrate of protein kinase C, in cell growth and tumour progression. Pigment Cell Research, 7 (6). pp. 451-457. ISSN 0893-5785
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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0749.1994.tb00074.x
Since its discovery more than a decade ago [Wu et al., 1982; Rozengurt et al., 1983], the 80-87 kDa myristoylated a lanine-rich C-kinase substrate (80K/MARCKS) protein has attracted a great deal of attention from researchers interested in cell growth and tumour progression. However, despite its ubiquitous distribution, a definitive functional role for 80K/MARCKS has not been found. The purpose of this review is to describe the properties, distribution and regulation of 80K/MARCKS and to discuss some of the most recent findings, both from our laboratory and from others, that have suggested a functional role for this protein in modulating cell growth and tumour progression. Furthermore, I will present data from our laboratory that implicates 80K/MARCKS as a novel tumour suppressor in cells of melanocyte origin.