cyclin-dependent kinase

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cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)

a protein kinase that is activated by cyclin.

cyclin-dependent kinase

Abbreviation: CDK
A family of enzymes involved in regulation of the cell cycle. They serve as targets for pharmacological manipulation of this cycle, particularly during the unregulated proliferation of tumor cells.
See also: kinase
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