Functional divergence and genome evolution of vertebrate protein kinases ( kinome )

Cellular signaling is the core of many biological processes including growth, differentiation, adhesion, motility and apoptosis. The protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) supergene family is the key mediator in cellular signaling in metazoans, directly associated with a variety of human diseases. All PTKs contain a highly conserved catalytic kinase domain, in spite… CONTINUE READING